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Derby boss Cocu brings in Everton youngster Dowell

  • England Under-21 midfielder Kieran Dowell has joined Derby County on a season-long loan from Everton to become Phillip Cocu's first signing.
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Modified 12 Jul 2019, 04:26 IST
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England Under-21 international Kieran Dowell

Phillip Cocu has made Everton's England Under-21 midfielder Kieran Dowell his first signing at Derby County.

Dowell has moved to Pride Park on a season-long loan deal.

The 21-year-old also played in the Championship last season, helping Sheffield United to gain promotion to the Premier League.

"He is an exciting young player with a lot of potential, and I am looking forward to working with him," Cocu told Derby's official website.

Dowell's arrival follows Cocu's appointment of former Brighton and Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior as first-team coach.

Ex-Netherlands and Barcelona midfielder Cocu was brought in by Derby when Frank Lampard took the reins with former club Chelsea after a solitary season in charge of the Rams.

Published 12 Jul 2019, 04:26 IST
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