Derby County supporters will be full of optimism after their impressive 3-2 victory over promotion hopefuls Reading at the weekend.
Key men Darren Bent, Tom Ince and Will Hughes, who has committed his long-term future to the Rams, all got on the score sheet to close the gap to just two points away from the sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.
Despite Steve McClaren’s side having hope and ambition of making the play-offs in abundance, they are still far too inconsistent to beat their rivals to those four spaces.
Whilst Wednesday and Reading both lost at the weekend, that will just be a blip in their promotion charge so Derby will need to bolster their squad ahead of the race for Premier League football.
The Championship club have been linked with a number of players, and have already made signings this month, but that won’t be enough so here are two players they must snap up before the transfer deadline to push for the top six.