Nigel Clough does not expect Derby defender Dean Leacock to feature again this season.
The 24-year-old has been out since the start of November with a groin injury.
"It is highly unlikely (that he will play again this season)," Clough told the Derby Telegraph.
"The only way is if we are safe come the last one or two matches of the season, we might get him back on the pitch then but we can't see him featuring in any other circumstances at the moment."
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