Jake Buxton could return to action next month following knee ligament injury

Jake Buxton: Closing in on return from injury

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Derby defender Jake Buxton is making good progress in his recovery from a knee injury and could be back in action next month.

Buxton suffered medial ligament damage during the Championship victory over Leeds at Pride Park on December 8.

Ahead of his side's home FA Cup third-round tie against League One leaders Tranmere on Saturday, Rams boss Nigel Clough told the media: "Jake is coming on and there has been a marked improvement.

"We still think he is two or three weeks away. We are hoping to have him back in February."