Paul Simpson comments on the possibility of Derby making loan signing today

Derby County coach Paul Simpson has refused to rule out the arrival of a loan player today.

Derby County coach Paul Simpson has refused to rule out the possibility of a late loan signing in the Derby Telegraph.

The Rams are reported to be on the lookout for an attacking player to come in and bolster the frontline of the club before the loan window shuts later today.

Blackburn forward Jordan Rhodes and talented Manchester United forward James Wilson have both been mentioned as targets for the Rams, with the club likely to be on the phone trying to get business done this morning and this afternoon.

“I think if the right one was available, we would look to see if they can help us through to the end of the season,” said Simpson.

Derby have struggled in attack since Chris Martin and Darren Bent both picked up injuries before the international break.

Bent did feature in the club’s last game against Wolves, but he didn’t look as sharp as he has done previously this season, most likely because of his time out of the side.

It’s important to Derby’s chances of protecting their play-off position and for their slim chances of going up automatically that the attack starts to fire.

The best way for that to happen is if the attack fires effectively and things will be helped if the Rams pick up an additional player today.

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