Derby County’s Jahmal Hector-Ingram is reportedly set to remain at the club until at least January when the striker position will be assessed again.
League Two side Carlisle United confirmed they were interested in taking the 21-year-old on loan ahead of the deadline for domestic transfers this afternoon but it appears he will be going nowhere.
According to The Athletic’s Ryan Conway, Hector-Ingram is believed to be staying at Derby until at least the January window when the club will assess the striker position again.
With time ticking down toward the 5pm deadline, the Rams look to have done some puzzling business when it comes to their forward line this window.
Chris Martin left as a free agent at the start of the summer and Jack Marriott joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan today but other than 34-year-old Colin Kazim-Richards no replacements have been signed.
This update indicates that Hector-Ingram could yet have a role to play. The striker has impressed hugely for the U23s since joining from West Ham United last summer – scoring 10 goals in 17 Premier League 2 appearances last term.
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The window hasn’t closed just yet but it seems as though Derby may not sign another new striker before it does.
That would seem a mystifying decision given the players that have left and that Kazim-Richards is their only arrival at that position.
That said, if it gives Hector-Ingram a chance to impress then I’m all for it because the 21-year-old looks an exciting talent, who will surely benefit from getting opportunities at senior level.