Derby County Academy Goalkeeping Coach Ross Atkins has left the club to join Burton Albion’s first-team coaching staff.

Atkins has joined the Brewers’ backroom team as they prepare to begin a new era under the management of former Derby fans’ favourite Jake Buxton.

Buxton was appointed as Player-Manager at the League 1 club earlier this summer after former Derby boss Nigel Clough stepped down as their manager.

Atkins, who is 30, had been part of the Academy coaching staff since 2014.

Over the course of the last six years, he has coached the club’s up-and-coming young goalkeepers alongside the Academy’s Head Goalkeeping Coach Jason Pearcey.

He is a graduate of the Rams’ youth system, as well as being a former England youth international, and made one first-team appearance between the posts in May 2011 after several spells out on loan.

Atkins moved into non-league football - after his time as a player at the club came to an end at the conclusion of the 2013/14 season - and combined this with his coaching role within the Academy.

Derby County would like to wish Ross every success in his new role at Burton and thank him for his service to the club, both as a player and as a coach.