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UPDATED 06:53 3rd July 2013

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Goalkeeper Grant re-joined Derby County in May 2013 to become Nigel Clough’s first summer signing ahead of the 2013-14 season.

Grant, a goalkeeper with bags of experience, arrived on a free transfer after seeing out his contract at fellow Championship side Burnley. 

He initially joined the Rams as a trainee in 2000 from Watford and made his senior debut in the 2002–03 campaign against Burnley, before picking up the Young Player of the Year Award at the end of the season after playing 30 games.

During his seven years at Pride Park, the shot-stopper made 79 appearances for the Club, and also enjoyed loan spells with Burnley and Oldham Athletic.

Grant’s time at the Rams came to an end in July 2007 when he agreed a three-year deal with Sheffield Wednesday, where he went on to play an integral part in maintaining the Owls’ Championship status during the 2007–08 campaign.

In July 2010, Grant completed a return to his former loan club Burnley; linking up with former Owls boss Brian Laws.

Grant played his last and 126th game for Burnley on the final day of the 2012-13 season and helped Sean Dyche’s side to a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town.

The goalkeeper left the field to a standing ovation after being substituted in the 90th minute, to allow Brian Jensen some match time in his testimonial year with the Clarets.