Ross Atkins returns to Derby County after loan spell at Burton Albion

Ross Atkins: Back at Pride Park

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Derby goalkeeper Ross Atkins has returned to Pride Park following his loan spell at Burton Albion.

Atkins joined the Rams' npower League Two neighbours in the summer and began the season as Albion's number one, starting the club's first seven matches in all competitions.

However, an injury in the last of those appearances against Coventry in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on September 4 saw the 23-year-old slip down the pecking order at the Pirelli Stadium as Stuart Tomlinson and then Dean Lyness took over between the posts.