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Derby boss Nigel Clough still chasing Martyn Waghorn

Martyn Waghorn
Waghorn has fallen out of favour at the Walkers Stadium

Derby County manager Nigel Clough has said he is still keen on bringing Leicester City striker Martyn Waghorn to Pride Park on a loan deal.

Clough hoped to sign the 20-year-old forward last week.

But Foxes boss Sven-Goran Eriksson was reluctant to let Waghorn leave while he had a few injury concerns up front.

Clough told BBC Radio Derby: "Leicester had a couple of knocks so they wanted to see how the weekend went. But we'll be pursuing that again on Monday."

The Rams manager said it was vital to bring in a speedy forward - something he felt was highlighted in the 1-0 defeat by local rivals Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

"It [Forest defeat] showed a lack of pace in the team and in the squad," Clough said.

"We've been trying to find someone for a considerable amount of time and Martyn fits the bill. We need somebody to run beyond. We need that in the team."

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