Derby sign Baird from West Brom

Baird, 33, who has 72 caps for his country, moves to County in a two-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months, after leaving West Bromwich Albion.??

he Northern Irishman becomes Derby???s fifth summer signing, following the arrivals of Darren Bent, Alex Pearce, Scott Carson and Andreas Weimann.

Head coach Paul Clement said: ???We???re very pleased to welcome a player of Chris Baird???s experience to Derby County.

???He is an excellent professional and he is an important addition for us, both on the pitch and also in the dressing room.

???This is another extremely positive signing for us and we???re very pleased with the business that we have conducted in the transfer market so far this summer.???

Baird played 24 times for West Brom in his only season at the Hawthorns to take his club appearances’ total beyond the 300 mark after spells at Southampton, Fulham, Reading and Burnley.