Report: Derby rebuffed in loan enquiries for QPR's Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips

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Derby have been given a swift rebuke after enquiring about the availability of QPR’s Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips for potential loan moves.

Derby County have had loan bids for Queens Park Rangers duo Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips knocked back, according to the Daily Mail.

Rams boss Steve McClaren, who worked with both wingers during his time on the QPR coaching staff, has indicated he would be interested in signing either on a short-term deal, but the Premier League club will only listen to permanent offers.

Hoilett, 24, has a £7 million release clause in his contract, but QPR would be willing to accept a much lower fee, having seen the Canada international struggle for form this season.

Phillips, meanwhile, has drifted out onto the fringes of the first-team squad in recent months, but is understood to be eager to remain at Loftus Road to fight for his place.

The former Blackpool man has already turned down a potential move to Wigan Athletic which would have netted Shaun Maloney in return, but would be keener on a mooted switch to Hull City or West Bromwich Albion.

McClaren remains set on finding a replacement for youngster Jordan Ibe, who was recalled to Liverpool earlier this month, and also fears that Johnny Russell could be out for several weeks with a hamstring injury.

QPR might consider a loan for one of the pair, however, if they can add depth out wide over the coming week, with Standard Liege’s Paul-Jose M’Poku a top target, according to Sky Sports.

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