Boro Youngster Has New Boss!

Last updated : 07 January 2009 By Boro Mad
Does Nigel Clough know about Seb Hines?
I doubt it ... but Hines is in good company ... because Clough probably doesn't know anyone at Pride Park when he goes onto the training pitch this morning.

Caretaker boss Chris Hutchings told the club website, "He (Hines) is a hugely exciting prospect like many at Boro.

"He has all the physical attributes and a hunger for defending and is extremely versatile, which is useful to us at the moment."

As for the new manager, Derby have fought back at suggestions they are being too "sentimental", saying they believe they have pulled off a major coup by appointing Nigel Clough.

Clough, 42, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal to become Paul Jewell's successor, leaving his post at Blue Square Premier leaders Burton.

His father Brian won the league with the Rams in 1972 and Clough junior is the man charged with trying to bring the glory days back to the club.

Clough will be unveiled to the Rams fans ahead of the Carling Cup clash with Manchester United tonight.

Chief executive and president Tom Glick told the club's official website: "I have no doubt that Nigel will get a phenomenal reception when he is presented to the supporters ahead of kick-off against Manchester United.

"This is a tremendously exciting appointment and one that the entire Derby County family will rally behind - owners, players, staff and the fans.

"I think we have some exciting times ahead."