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Controversial: Derby County should swoop for this in-form Nottingham Forest loanee



Gary Rowett’s Derby County currently sit in 15th place in the Sky Bet Championship after an incredibly mediocre start to their season.

Inconsistent is the word to sum up the Rams at the moment, and they just cannot string a run of wins together.

Blistering at times, as showcased in their 5-0 demolition job over Hull City at Pride Park back at the start of September, Rowett’s side do have the resources to cause Championship sides serious problems.

The loss of Tom Ince in the summer has seriously hampered the Rams this season, and Rowett is often tending to utilise Matej Vydra in the number 10 role, with Tom Lawrence and Andreas Weimann either side of him.

But, Rowett should look to find someone who can sit behind Vydra and help supply the former Watford man with the ammunition to fire in goals.

Rowett should consider looking close to home and to near rivals Nottingham Forest.

Jorge Grant, a player who Forest have loaned to League Two Notts County, is thriving in the fourth tier and has undoubtedly been one of the standout stars in the EFL this season.

The 23-year-old has exhibited an array of dazzling displays for Kevin Nolan’s side this season, and has notched an impressive eight goals so far in all competitions.

Grant’s goals have not been simple tap ins either, a number of long range strikes have really caught the eye and he’s a player whose career finally looks like it’s coming into place.

So, why don’t Derby County cast an eye over the impressive midfielder?

Grant is unlikely to get a look in at Forest, as Warburton has an array of midfielders at his disposal, so Pride Park could be the perfect platform for Grant to showcase his qualities in the second tier of English football.

Of course, this is a controversial move, but it’s not the first time a player has jumped ship to a local rival.

Unlikely to cost a bomb either, this could be a very astute signing for the Rams next summer.

Derby fans… Would you like to see Jorge Grant at Pride Park? Is he good enough? Let us know below!