Paul Coutts: Derby midfielder out for four months

Derby County midfielder Paul Coutts will be out of action for at least four months with a knee injury, reports BBC Radio Derby

Coutts damaged his kneecap in Tuesday's Capital One Cup Cup defeat by East Midlands rivals Leicester City and is set to have an operation on Wednesday.

Fellow midfielder Jeff Hendrick is also sidelined at present after suffering an ankle injury against Yeovil last month.

Rams boss Nigel Clough has said he will now look to bring in cover.