Derby County use £250,000 Sky Bet cash by snapping up Burnley’s Jason Shackell

Nottingham Forest's Matt Derbyshire (right) and Derby County's Jason Shackell in action during the npower Football League Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2011. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications
Nottingham Forest's Matt Derbyshire (right) and Derby County's Jason Shackell in action during the npower Football League Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2011. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications
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Championship side Derby County have put the £250,000 Sky Bet Transfer Fund they won earlier this month towards the permanent signing of Jason Shackell from Burnley.

The Rams won the £250,000 Fund when fan Richard Jones was selected in a random draw at Sky Studios on July 10.

Shackell, 31, will re-join the side he left in 2012 as Derby Head Coach Paul Clement continues to build his squad at the iPro Stadium for the upcoming 2015/16 season.

He becomes the latest in a number of high-profile signings made by Clement this summer.

Transfer Fund winner Richard, who also won a £5,000 prize for himself, said: “As a Derby fan, I’m absolutely delighted I’ve played my part in helping to bring Jason Shackell to the club - and all just by placing a £1 bet.

“Hopefully he can help our push for promotion next season.”

Throughout the 2014/15 season, fans who bet with Football League Title Sponsor Sky Bet earned Transfer Fund tokens for every pound they spent, putting them in with a chance of winning the £250,000 Transfer Fund for their club.

26-year-old Richard, from Edinburgh, took his place in the final ten in a draw at the Sky Studios, before he was selected as the winner by Football League Commercial Director Ben Wright live on Sky Sports News HQ.

Derby Head Coach Paul Clement said: “I’d like to thank Richard Jones for participating in the Sky Bet Transfer Fund and helping the club to sign Jason.”

Shackell said: “I’m delighted to sign for Derby County and I’m really excited about the prospect of working with Paul Clement, his coaching staff and the rest of the players.”

The first Sky Bet Transfer Fund prize was won by Nottingham Forest fan Shaun Lander in December 2014.