Derby have completed the loan signing of Manchester United midfielder David Jones with a view to completing a permanent £1m deal in January.
Jones is again set to link up Davies
The talented 22-year-old played under Rams' boss Billy Davies on loan at Preston last season.
Davies said: "David has great ability, a super left foot and boasts a range of passing. I see him as a good, old-fashioned midfielder.
"He is a creator and scorer of goals and can only get better.
And Davies added: "I believe he has the skill to shine on the international stage and will eventually turn out for his country."
Jones is dual-qualified to play for England and Wales, although he has played once for England Under-21s.
However, that match - a 2-2 draw away to Sweden in March 2004 - was a friendly and under Fifa rules does not commit Jones to playing for England in the future.