Wicket-keeper Lee Goddard is to make a return to Derbyshire following a three-year spell at LV County Champions Durham during which time he has played only four times as understudy to Phil Mustard.
Goddard first played for Derbyshire in 2004 before moving to Durham but he has now been brought back to Derby and will likely take over the gloves following the retirement of James Pipe.
Head of Cricket John Morris said: “It is great to have another young cricketer coming in to join us as we look to continue our progression in 2010.
“Furthermore, Lee has joined us having spent time at a successful club, Durham, and I hope that he will bring some of that winning mentality to Derbyshire.”
Goddard said: “It’s a pleasure to be back at Derbyshire and I am already looking forward to the new season.
“Three years at Durham have been a good experience for me and I believe that I am returning to the County Ground a better player that when I left.”
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