sport news Derby set to sign former Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose on free transfer

Derby set to sign former Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose on free transfer as Frank Lampard strengthens squad Sportsmail revealed last week that Efe Ambrose was training with Derby County The defender is a free agent after leaving Scottish club Hibernian last month Ambrose is now set to join Derby's promotion push on a short-term contract Frank Lampard wanted to strengthen his defence after injuries at the back 

By Simon Jones for MailOnline

Published: 16:06 GMT, 11 February 2019 | Updated: 17:10 GMT, 11 February 2019

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Derby County are poised to complete the signing of defender Efe Ambrose on a short-term contract on Monday.

The 30-year-old free agent arrived at the club last week, as revealed by Sportsmail, and had his medical but the official signing of paperwork was held up over the weekend as Derby prepared to face Hull City on Saturday.

Ambrose last played a competitive game at the end of December before triggering a clause to be released from his contract with Hibernian in January.

Derby County are closing in on the signing of former Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose (right)

Derby County are closing in on the signing of former Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose (right)

He has kept himself fit and enjoyed a few days training with Derby ahead of finalising his contract.

Manager Frank Lampard had previously said that strengthening the defence was

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