Clough eyes six new signings

Derby manager Nigel Clough is targeting six new signings this

summer but has warned players must also leave Pride Park.

Clough has stepped up his search for new players with the season

nearing its close and has already held talks with some of his


He told the Derby Telegraph: “I think half a dozen signings is

the target we have come up with and they are pretty much set in our


“But there will be some going out. It will not be a case of just

adding six to the squad. A few will be going, but hopefully not the

important ones.

“The recruitment process has been stepped up since Saturday. We

are talking to some players who we would like to bring in. We have

started to talk to one or two who will be out of contract, and we

are getting a positive response.”

Striker Chris Martin and left-sided player Craig Forsyth,

currently on loan with the Rams, are among Clough’s targets.

Martin is out of contract at Norwich this summer and Forysth has

another year to run on his deal at Watford.

On those two, Clough added: “They have done well for us and

there is a possibility of them coming in.

“Chris is out of contract, so there will be more clubs after

him. Craig has got a year left at Watford, so that will be

dependent on their stance.”