Clough to look at Derby trialists

10 July 2009 02:40
Derby County manager Nigel Clough will run his eye over trialists Mark Fotheringham and Patrick Kisnorbo in Saturday's friendly at Burton Albion.Both players are currently free agents, Fotheringham, 25, was released by Norwich, while 28-year-old Kisnorbo was let go by Leicester. Clough told BBC Radio Derby: "They'll both play 45 minutes each - Mark has been training with us and done well. "Kisnorbo is going to play 45 with a view to doing some training next week." Midfielder Kris Commons and striker Rob Hulse will not be involved this weekend due to injuries. Clough added: "Rob's had a nagging groin problem from the end of last season. "He did quite a lot of work on it during the summer and did the first few days of pre-season and then felt it again. "He's had an injection which we hope has settled it down and we're hoping he starts training next week. "Kris Commons dropped out during the week in a running session with a tight hamstring, so we hope to get him back training next week as well." Both players have been linked with moves away from Pride Park, and Clough refused to rule out that their futures may lie away from the club. "It's a possibility, but something we're not dwelling on too much as we want them here and in our squad," added Clough. "I don't think we've had any firm approaches, but there's a lot of speculation at the moment which seems to be doing the rounds about a lot of players in football." The Rams are close to selling Liam Dickinson to Brighton after the two clubs agreed a fee. The midfielder spent time on loan at Huddersfield and Leeds last season. Meanwhile, former Notts County and Burton goalkeeper Saul Deeney is training with the Rams with a view to securing a full-time contract.

Source: BBC_Sport