Derby target Sunderland defender Egan

Derby County boss Nigel Clough is chasing Sunderland defender John Egan.

Derby County boss Nigel Clough is chasing Sunderland defender John Egan.

The Mirror says Clough wants Sunderland’s young Irish centre-half Egan to join on loan - and fill skipper Jason Shackell’s boots.

Clough will ask old pal Martin O’Neill to let him have the defender for first-team action.

Egan is keen to play in the Championship after some games at Crystal Palace last season.

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