January departures at Derby


A deal is close for Bristol City to sign Stephen Pearson, who is currently on loan there. Nigel Clough says that that deal is closest to being done at the moment. Sheffield Wednesday are still keen to sign Stephen Bywater, who had spent time on loan there this season. Both Pearson and Bywater are in the final season of there contracts as is David Martin and Dean Leacock, who have not featured at all in the first team this season.
Lee Croft hasn’t played since October and Cywka has also hardly featured this season. All of those players could be on there way out.
Summer signing Chris Maguire has not been a regular not even making the squad recently, maybe he should go out on loan ? Nigel Clough must of fallen out with Maguire because he certainly isn’t in Clough’s plans at the moment. If you remember when we signed him, Aberdeen wanted more money and the clubs struggled to agree a fee so Derby went to a lot of bother to bring him in. I think he should go out on loan to get some more experience and some games under his belt, perhaps Conor Doyle should go out on loan too ? He’s a young player who doesn’t seem ready for the first team yet.
Tom Naylor signed on loan from Mansfield earlier this season with a view to a permanent deal in January but he has not featured for the first team or even been a sub however he has made a few games for the Reserves side. Perhaps Naylor isn’t a player for the immediate future as he is just 20 and could be a good talent in the future.
Nigel Clough has said getting players out in January will be the priority and said there maybe deals to bring players into the club on loan.
Jamie Ward has been linked with a move to Leicester City but with him only signing in the summer it would be unlikely he would leave, I hope it doesn’t happen and it is just a meaningless rumour.
It will certainly be interesting to see what happens in January, weather it will be new faces or departures to other clubs.

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