Derby County sign Leicester City's Zak Whitbread on loan

Managerless Derby County have signed Leicester City defender Zak Whitbread on a three-month emergency loan deal.

The 29-year-old is available for Tuesday's league game against Ipswich, with the Rams in need of a replacement for the suspended Richard Keogh.

Whitbread joined City on a two-year deal in 2012 after being released by Premier League side Norwich.

He arrives just two days after Nigel Clough was sacked as manager, following their defeat by Nottingham Forest.

The American ex-Liverpool trainee has made four appearances for the Foxes this season.

His only goal for City to date actually came against Derby, in their 4-1 league win last term.