Ryan Shotton says that the opportunity to play under Steve McClaren was a factor in his decision to join Derby County from Stoke City.
New Derby County signing Ryan Shotton has admitted that the prospect of playing under head coach Steve McClaren was a factor in his decision to move to Pride Park.
The Stoke City defender joined the Championship outfit last month on a season-long loan deal, with a view to a permanent switch.
Shotton has said that he is looking forward to working with former England boss McClaren.
"His CV is unbelievable and he's got a great staff around him," Shotton told the Ashbourne News Telegraph.
"You only have to look at what he's done, so it was a massive thing for me to come and work under somebody like that."
McClaren led Derby to the Championship playoff final last season.
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