( dpa ) - Derby County completed the signing of midfielder Robbie Savage from Blackburn Rovers Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Wales international joins for a fee of 1.5 million pounds (2.9 million dollars) on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
With Derby 10 points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table, Savage admits relegation is all but certain.
"I've never played in a promotion-winning side and I am sure I will do that at Derby if we do go down this season," he said.
"I have walked away from European football with Blackburn because the manager admitted I might not play as much as I would like.
"( Derby County manager) Paul Jewell showed he wanted me and I am delighted to come."