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Played for both: Derby County

25 September 2015

Ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash at stadiummk, mkdons.com looks at the players who have represented both the Dons and Derby County...

Patrick Bamford
Chelsea’s Bamford enjoyed three successful loan spells with the Dons between November 2012 and January 2014. In total, during his time at stadiummk, the strike scored 21 goals in 44 games.

Once Bamford’s third deal with the Dons expired, he was sent out on loan to Championship outfit Derby County by his parent club. He spent the remaining four months of the 2013/14 season with the Rams, helping them reach the play-off final by scoring eight times in 23 games.

Matt Carbon
Derby signed defender Carbon for a reported fee of £400,000 in March 1996 and helped the Rams achieve promotion to the Premier League. He made 22 appearances in total for the Derbyshire club – 14 in the top flight - before moving to West Bromwich Albion in January 1998.

After a two-year stint at West Brom, Carbon spent time with Walsall, Lincoln and Barnsley before moving to Milton Keynes on a free transfer in December 2007. He featured four times for the Dons before retiring from the game the following May.

Jake Livermore
Livermore spent time on loan with the men from MK1 in 2008 and it was during his time at stadiummk where the then-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder enjoyed his first taste of senior football – he made his professional debut as a substitute in the Dons’ 1-0 win over Chester.

After spending the 2008/09 season with Spurs’ reserve side, Livermore was loaned out to Derby at the start of the 2009/10 campaign. In total, he played 16 times for the Rams and scored one goal.

David Martin
Martin, who was part of the Dons’ inaugural squad of 2004/05 before moving to Liverpool, had a short loan spell at Derby while on the books at Anfield. The goalkeeper, though, made just two appearances for the Rams at the end of the 2009/10 campaign.

Leaving Liverpool that summer, Martin returned to stadiummk to become Karl Robinson’s first signing as Dons manager and he has since gone on to total over 260 games for the Club in all competitions.

Michael McIndoe
McIndoe, while contracted to League 1 side Doncaster Rovers, moved to Championship outfit Derby on loan during the second half of the 2005/06 to improve his chances of featuring regularly for Scotland. He made eight times while at Pride Park.

The winger later spent time with Barnsley, Wolves, Bristol City and Coventry City and it was during his time with the latter when he moved to stadiummk on loan and made eight appearances for the Dons.

Izale McLeod
Striker McLeod began his career with Derby and made his professional debut as a 17-year-old in the Rams’ 1-0 win over Ipswich Town in September 2002. In total, he played 41 times for the Derbyshire outfit and scored four goals.

In July 2004, McLeod joined the Dons and burst onto the scene with 18 goals in his first season at the National Hockey Stadium. He went on to score a further 42 times before moving to Charlton Athletic in August 2007 although he would later return for a one-and-a-half year spell in January 2013 during which time he took his goal total to 71.

Pablo Mills
Birmingham-born Mills joined Derby as a 14-year-old and, after progressing through the youth set-up at Pride Park, went on to make 64 appearances for the Rams.

At the start of the 2005/06 season, Mills was loaned out to the Dons, for whom he made 19 appearances. It was during his time at the National Hockey Stadium, where the defender scored his first senior goal – a 35th minute header against Swansea City.

Darren Powell
Six months after leaving Southampton, Powell was offered a trial with Derby and impressed enough to be offered a short-term contract in November 2008. He played eight times for the Rams before leaving in January.

After his departure from Pride Park, the defender spent time with Brentford before he eventually moved to the Dons in August 2009. Powell made 27 appearances while in Milton Keynes before leaving the club in the summer.

Lewis Price
Derby secured the signing of Ipswich Town’s Price for an undisclosed fee in July 2007 and during his first season at Pride Park he made nine appearances – a total he wouldn’t add to despite spending a further two campaigns with the Club.

Price was loaned at three times while with the Rams, including one spell with the Dons between October and December 2008 – the goalkeeper played three times, twice in the league.

Adam Smith
In 2011/12, Smith spent time at stadiummk while on the books at Spurs and impressed many during his 22 appearances – he is fondly remembered for two brilliant goals against Rochdale and Leyton Orient.

The right-back, later, joined Derby on loan although he made just 10 appearances for the Rams between August and November 2013 – he would then return to White Hart Lane before moving to AFC Bournemouth on a permanent deal.

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