NIGEL Clough says the emergency loan market is not awash with players who can improve Derby County's team.
"We have made a couple of calls and hit a couple of stumbling blocks with one or two players, but we will keep trying," said the Rams manager.
"We are asking questions and a couple of the responses have been that clubs are waiting to see what happens in the next week or two.
"The most difficult part is finding players to strengthen the team.
"There is not a massive amount out there at the moment who can come in and improve our team."
One of the targets on Derby's list is Aston Villa's right-sided midfielder Marc Albrighton.
"We have discussed a lot of players," said Clough, who has confirmed that the right side of midfield is a position they are looking at.
"Ideally, it is.
"If Will Hughes is okay, then we are okaycentrally in midfield even without Jeff Hendrick, who is injured.
"John Eustace has come in and we have still got Paul Coutts and Ben Davies, who both contributed to the draw at Bolton.
"So we are looking for something a bit different to what we have got."