Andrejs Pereplotkins

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Andrejs Pereplotkins is a Latvian/Ukrainian winger who was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine on 27th December 1984. He joined FC Metalist Kharkiv as a youngster, but didn't make a single first team appearance. After a short loan spell at Fili Moscow, Pereplotkins joined Anderlect in 2003/04. He made seven appearances for the Dutch giants, netting two goals. He also had a spell at Southampton that season, but had problems obtaining a work permit, so was unable to sign a contract. In 2003 Pereplotkins had a loan spell with Irish side Bohemians, who he helped to a league title win with three goals from eighteen appearances. In 2004 he joined Skonto, and became one of the clubs leading performers. His 24 goals helped the Riga based outfit to the 2005 Livonia Cup and the Virsliga 2010. In 2007 Pereplotkins was granted Latvian citizenship. He made his international debut for Latvia the same year.

On 7th August 2008 Derby County announced the signing of Pereplotkins, who joined the Rams alongside Serbian striker Aleksander Prijovic after impressing manager Paul Jewell in a friendly with FC Utrecht. He made his debut at Pride Park as a substitute for Steve Davis on August 9th in a 1-0 defeat to Doncaster. Pereplotkins featured just twice more, before new Derby boss Nigel Clough terminated his loan in January 2009. He returned to Skonto, where he remained until 2011, when he moved to Nasaf Qarshi of Uzbekistan.