Date: 19th January 2012 at 7:45pm
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Lee Croft has joined Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone on loan until the end of the season after finding his chances limited at Pride Park making five starts and a further five appearances from the bench. After featuring in pre-season and the first few games of the season Croft fell down the pecking order and despite turning out for the reserves on a regular basis he hasn`t been able to force his way back into Nigel Clough`s plans.

Croft has made thirty-one appearances in total after joining on a free from Norwich City in the summer of 2009 but has decided on a move north of the border to get some games under his belt with his contract up in the summer. Speaking to dcfc.co.uk about the deal Nigel Clough said:

‘This is a good chance for Lee to go out and get a regular run of games under his belt in the second half of the season.’