O’Connor back in Derby action

Derby’s James O’Connor made his return from a knee injury with a

run out for the club’s development side on Tuesday.

O’Connor, 28, has been sidelined since the end of January after

damaging ligaments in training.

The versatile defender played the full 90 minutes on Tuesday as

the Rams’ Under-21 side lost 2-1 to Coventry at Pride Park.

O’Connor, signed from Doncaster last summer, is a right-back by

trade but his best performances for Derby have been at centre-back

and he has also starred at left-back for Nigel Clough’s side.