Nigel Clough has stressed the importance of signing players with leadership qualities this summer as he sets about reshaping his Derby squad.
Clough has already moved to sign Frank Fielding, Jamie Ward and Theo Robinson since the end of the season.
But the Rams boss is still in the market for more new faces and is eager to bring in players with experience. He told the club's official website: "We need some leaders. I think there have been two or three players carrying the load over the last year."
He added: "There has been too much responsibility on them.
"We need more leader-type players spread around the team, which is something we are aiming to introduce next season."
County finished 19th in the npower Championship this season despite having occupied a play-off spot in November.
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