The Celtic winger has been discussing his role for the side.
Tom Ince scored 11 times for Derby County during the 2014/15 campaign.
The 25-year-old made his first senior international appearance in Tuesday night's 1-1 friendly draw with Ghana.
Jordy Clasie picked up an injury on his Southampton debut, and he has not played since.
The 26-year-old has been struggling for some time and may even have the power to make or break Steve McClaren's reign at St James' Park - already.
Joe Allen has never lived up to his reputation as a Liverpool player.
The Croatian was caught on camera ... as was Adrian.
Rangers youngster Fraser Aird made his debut for Canada against Ghana.
The goalkeeper set up Nathan Redmond at the Ricoh Arena.
HITC Sport understands former Barnsley boss Danny Wilson and ex-Southampton manager Dave Jones are in the frame for Rovers role.