Clough laughs off report that Derby want Dexter
NIGEL Clough has dismissed a report that says Derby County are set to make an offer for Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock.
The report said Derby would make their move immediately after Saturday's Championship clash between the East Midlands rivals.
But after the 1-1 draw at Pride Park, in which Blackstock came on as a 63rd-minute substitute, Clough said: "We had a little chuckle over that (the report).
"Funnily enough, we did not go straight into the Forest dressing room after the game and make an offer for him."
Blackstock has been with Forest since 2008. He signed from Queens Park Rangers and his current deal is due to expire in the summer.
The 26-year-old scored three goals in nine appearances during a loan spell at Derby in 2005 while he was playing for Southampton.
Last week, Derby allowed Nathan Tyson to join Millwall on loan until the end of the season and it is unlikely there will be any new arrivals in the January transfer window unless there are other outgoings.