Defender Phil Jagielka has today left Derby County.

The 39-year-old joined the Rams on a short-term basis in August, after spending most of pre-season training with Wayne Rooney's squad.

Talks had been ongoing with Jagielka to extend his stay at Pride Park Stadium in recent weeks but because of the restrictions the club is operating under, he has unfortunately been unable to put pen-to-paper.

Jagielka made 21 appearances in all competitions for the Rams, all of which came in the starting line-up.

Derby County would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Phil for his commitment and efforts both on and off the pitch whilst with the club and wish him every success in his future endeavours.