'Standout player' Brighton defender seals his perfect loan move

Brighton and Hove Albion continue to fine tune their playing squad as they prepare for the Premier League season opener against Chelsea on September 14

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 11:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 11:12 am
Brighton and Hove Albion

Matt Clarke has re-joined Sky Bet Championship side Derby County on loan for the upcoming 2020/21 campaign.

The 23-year-old completed a successful season-long loan with the Rams in July, capping an excellent campaign by winning the Player of the Season award at Pride Park.

The former Portsmouth and Ipswich Town defender joined Albion last summer, and will spend the forthcoming season with Phillip Cocu’s side.

Technical director Dan Ashworth said, “Matt was a standout player in the Championship last season and this move will help continue his development.

“We will keep a close eye as he looks to build on the excellent progress he made last season and we wish him well for the season at Derby.”