Clough on striker search

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Derby manager Nigel Clough is desperate to sign a striker this summer.

Clough was unable to select a regular forward this season, mainly due to injuries, with a number of players being used.

He told the club`s official website: "We certainly missed having a talisman up front. We never had a striker that played 40-or-so games over the course of the season."


He added: "Shefki Kuqi came in for a short time on loan from Swansea and did well, as did Luke Moore when he arrived from West Brom. We thought we had Luke until the end of the season but he changed his mind and signed for Swansea on a permanent deal and that was a blow for us.

"After that Steven Davies came in but it was a big ask for him to fill that role after six months out injured and Chris Porter was in a similar situation.

"We just about got through in the end but it is area we are looking to address this summer, that is for sure."

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