George Thorne has left Derby County to join Oxford United on a permanent basis.

The 27-year-old midfielder spent the first half of this season on loan at the Sky Bet League 1 side, but his game time was restricted to just three appearances due to a shoulder injury.

Thorne made a total of 73 appearances in a Derby shirt after arriving from West Bromwich Albion in 2014.

Derby County would like to thank George for his contribution and wish him every success in the future.