Nigel Clough still after more signings at Derby County

Nigel Clough

Clough was always eager to do swift transfer business this summer

Derby County boss Nigel Clough is eager to bring in more new faces despite having already signed seven players.

Theo Robinson, Frank Fielding, Nathan Tyson, Jason Shackell, Jamie Ward, Chris Maguire and Adam Legzdins have already joined this summer.

But Clough told BBC Radio Derby: "In an ideal world maybe [we will get] two or three but it depends on outs as well.

"We have a few lads in the last year of their contracts so it depends what happens with them."

Goalkeeper Stephen Bywater, defender Dean Leacock and midfielder Stephen Pearson all have a year left to run on their deals.

If we can get some good players in for six months or for a season-long loan, then we will certainly look at that

Nigel Clough

And Clough said their situation will dictate both what other business they manage before the end of August and whether they look to exploit the loan market.

"The transfer window is open for another couple of months," Clough added.

"And ideally we don't want to use emergency loans but in terms of standard loans, if we can get some good players in for six months or for a season-long loan, then we will certainly look at that."