Derby County loan George Thorne from West Bromwich Albion

George Thorne of West Bromwich Albion looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Reading and West Bromwich Albion at the Madejski Stadium on January 12, 2013
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Derby County complete the signing of midfielder George Thorne on loan from West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season.

West Bromwich Albion have allowed midfielder George Thorne to join Derby County on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old has not featured for the Baggies in the Premier League during this campaign, and Derby boss Steve McClaren believes that it is the "ideal opportunity" for his club and the player to make the temporary switch.

The former England manager told BBC Radio Derby: "He's a very talented young player. He went to Watford and we kept a close eye on him. He has been back at West Brom for a month now and we feel at this stage, we need back-up in that midfield area.

"It's an ideal opportunity to bring him here to help us, and also for us to help him."

Thorne made eight appearances during his spell at Vicarage Road at the end of 2013.

Manager of Derby County Steve McClaren looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park Stadium on October 05, 2013
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