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LEE GRANT
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  • LEE GRANT
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UPDATED 06:53 3rd July 2013

Goalkeeper Lee Grant re-joined Derby County in May 2013 on free transfer from Burnley on a three-year deal.


He played every minute of every game in Derby’s 53 competitive matches during the 2013/14 season and firmly established himself as the Rams’ number one.


Under the guidance of Goalkeeping Coach Eric Steele he was a model of consistency between the posts, showing impressive handling skills and typically quick shot-stopping reactions.


He initially joined the Rams as a trainee in 2000 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-year stay with Derby in his first spell at the Club he made 79 appearances, 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.