OFFICIAL: Derby County unveil forgotten Super Eagles star

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 16/02/2019

Derby County has finally unveiled forgotten Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose after penning a short term deal until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old Nigeria international was a free agent after leaving the Scottish Premiership side Hibernian last month.

Ambrose, who has been training with Frank Lampard's side this week and the 2013 Afcon winner has been brought in after captain Curtis Davies was ruled out for the rest of the season by an injury.

Speaking about the signing, Chelsea legend told Derby's official website: "We've had the chance to take a look at Efe over the last few days and likewise he has been able to see how we work and want to play.

"Efe is an experienced central defender and he gives us another option in that particular area. We're pleased to welcome him on board for the rest of the season."

Former Kaduna United star was part of the Hibs team that won the Scottish Championship title two seasons ago and he previously spent five seasons at Celtic, where he made 168 appearances, winning four Scottish Premiership titles and featuring in the Champions League.

Derby are currently 7th in the Championship table, level on points with Middlesbrough in sixth, and nine behind the automatic promotion places.