Porter opts to joins Rams

"I spoke to Chris and told him my view on what he should do and why," said Mark McGhee.

"I told him he should join Cardiff."

But Porter, who was going to come to Cardiff on Thursday, took up the offer from Derby County. The Rams matched Cardiff's £400,000 offer to Motherwell and the player has agreed terms and completed a medical pending signing a 2 and a half year deal.