Report: Derby County watching Dunfermline's Ryan Williamson with view to January move

Gary Rowett manager of Derby looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

The reported Derby County target has created six goals in 13 games for Dunfermline this season.

Ryan Williamson of Dunfermline Athletic in action during the Betfred Cup match between Dunfermline Athletic FC and Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC at East End Park on July 26, 2016 in... 

Derby County are scouting Dunfermline right-back Ryan Williamson with a view to a January move, according to the Scottish Sun.

Derby scouts are said to have been present as Williamson set up two of his side's goals in a 3-0 win against Brechin City on Saturday.

Gary Rowett manager of Derby looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

And it is claimed they will continue to watch the recent Scotland Under-21 call-up over the next few weeks, as they weigh up whether or not to make an approach.

Williamson's contract expires in June, meaning he could be available for a knock-down price when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

Derby are not currently short of right-backs after bringing in Andre Wisdom from Liverpool, although they could lose Chris Baird at the end of his deal next summer.

Demarai Gray of Leicester City and Chris Baird of Derby County in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Derby County and Leicester City at iPro Stadium on January 27,...

And Williamson, who can also play on the right of midfield, could be a smart addition with the future in mind.

The Rams already have five Scots on their books - Craig Forsyth, Johnny Russell, Ikechi Anya, Chris Martin and Craig Bryson (currently on loan to Cardiff City).

Should Derby make a move for the Dunfermline talent in January?

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