Derby boss Clough confirms push for Bolton fullback Hunt

Derby County boss Nigel Clough has confirmed his interest in Bolton Wanderers fullback Nicky Hunt.

Derby County boss Nigel Clough has confirmed his interest in Bolton Wanderers fullback Nicky Hunt.

Clough is optimistic of completing a month's loan for Hunt as he looks to provide cover for Paul Connolly at right-back.

"We hope he will be joining us for a month but until these things actually get signed we cannot confirm it," Clough told the Derby Evening Telegraph.

"We only have the one right-back, in Paul Connolly, now that Fredrik Stoor has gone back to Fulham, so it is a position we want to cover and strengthen.

"He (Hunt) has Premier League experience and is desperate to come and play football because he has been frozen out a bit at Bolton.

"We will give him that opportunity for four weeks and we will see from there.

"When everyone is fit, we are covered in every other position apart from right-back and if Paul Connolly is having a bad time we need that option to do something."

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