David Posted July 29, 2013 Share Posted July 29, 2013 NIGEL Clough says Derby County are searching the transfer market for a centreback but feels the form of Richard Keogh and Jake Buxton is providing breathing space. John Brayford's move to Cardif City means Derby have lost some of their cover at the heart of the defence. Mark O'Brien and Shaun Barker are currently sidelined as they recover from knee surgery and James O'Connor has slipped out of the first-team picture. Any new centre-back would likely arrive on loan. "We are OK at the moment with Richard and Jake, and they played very well against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday," said Clough. "Now we have got Adam Smith in, Kieron Freeman can cover both full-back positions and Craig Forsyth, John Eustace or Valentin Gjokaj could go to centre-half, if needed. "So it is not a desperate situation and it would have to be the right player but we are still looking to try and get some cover in. We are making calls. "With John Brayford going, it gives us some leeway to bring another defender in." http://m.derbytelegraph.co.uk/#!/articles/news/article/19582413 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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