Trio of new boys to face Forest?

The Rams go into the Pride Park clash as underdogs as they face up to the prospect of a relegation battle, although manager Clough was upbeat about his side's performance in defeat at Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night.

Now he wants to increase his options for the visit of a flying Forest outfit who can cement their promotion claims by claiming a double over their big rivals.

"We are trying to get a couple of loans in for the weekend and we are down the line with a couple of those, maybe even up to three before Forest on Saturday," said Clough, quoted in the Derby Telegraph.