Derby County manager Nigel Clough is looking to bring in Liverpool’s young striker Nathan Ecccleston on loan by the end of the week.

Clough is desperate for firepower after losing Theo Robinson on Saturday to a hamstring problem who now joins Steven Davies and Nathan Tyson on the sidelines.

With their 15 year old prodigy Mason Bennett suspended for three games following his straight red whilst playing for the under-18s this leaves County without a single recognized fit striker available for the forthcoming imposing visit to West Ham.

Eccleston returned to Anfield yesterday after an unsuccessful loan spell with Rochdale and will jump at the chance of proving his worth in the Championship.