Newcastle have rejected a loan request from Derby for defender James Perch, according to Nigel Clough.
Having signed a contract extension, Rams boss Clough is looking for cover at right-back following the news John Brayford looks set to miss the next three weeks with a thigh injury.
Clough confirmed he had asked about Perch, who started his career at East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest, but revealed Newcastle were not willing to let the player leave.
"We are looking at the loan market and we asked about James, but he is providing defensive cover at Newcastle," Clough told the Derby Telegraph.
"They have got a couple of injuries, so he cannot come out at the moment,"
"Yes, if we can get a right-back in of a certain quality, we will. But he will have to be better than Russell (Anderson), who battled away against Southampton."
Clough added: "We miss John Brayford at home, we miss the impetus he gives us going forward.
"But Russell was steady on Saturday and he might even find it a bit easier away from home."