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Fans may honour Clough and Taylor

Brian Clough statue
Fans raised 70,000 for the Nottingham statue

A statue of Derby County legends Brian Clough and Peter Taylor could be built outside the club's Pride Park stadium.

Rams supporter Kalwinder Singh Dhindsa, who is behind the project, said the pair's achievements should be honoured.

He said he would be meeting representatives from the football club to discuss forming a committee to begin fundraising for the project.

Manager Clough and his assistant Taylor had a six-year spell at the Rams from 1967, winning the league title in 1972.

'Great achievement'

There are already statues of Brian Clough in Nottingham and Middlesbrough.

Kalwinder Singh Dhindsa said he hoped to see Derby's statue built within the next two years.

Brian Clough and Peter Taylor celebrate winning the league with Derby in 1972
Clough and Taylor won the league championship with Derby in 1972

"It's not just a case that Nottingham's got one and Derby needs one too or claiming Brian Clough and Peter Taylor for Derby - it's about recognising the great achievement in a magical six-year spell at Derby," he said.

Nottingham's bronze statue of the legendary Forest manager was unveiled in the Old Market Square in November after fans raised £70,000 for the tribute.

Clough won two European Cups with the Nottingham club and remained the club's manager until retiring in 1993.

He died at the age of 69 in September 2004 from stomach cancer. Taylor died aged 62 in October 1990.



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