And Clough accepted that he could be confined to the loan market for his own team-building efforts even if Hulse does pull in a major cash windfall.
For sale: Clough admits Derby will listen to offers for Rob Hulse
The striker has been linked with Wolves. Clough said: 'It's the samewith any player. If an offer comes in we will consider it on itsmerits.'
Hulse was an oddly passive figure in a tigerish Derby display whichlooked set to yield victory after Paul Dickov's 40th-minute goal madeit 1-0 with eight minutes left.
Derby were outraged when Simon Cox clearly used a hand to bundle inthe equaliser and Clough later claimed that Albion's second goal fromGraham Dorrans two minutes into injury time stemmed from a 'blatantfoul' on sub DJ Campbell.
Justice was done when Campbell poached Derby's second goal after four minutes of added time.
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