Tudgay looking for loan exit

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Marcus Tudgay is looking to secure a loan move away from Derby after being overlooked for first-team duties by boss Phil Brown.

The 22-year-old striker has not featured for The Rams since starting the 1-1 home draw with Coventry on September 14.

Brown's side are struggling for form and goals having not won in nine games, but despite that Tudgay has been discarded with the likes of Paul Peschisolido, Stern John, Mounir El Hemdaoui and even Brown's assistant coach Dean Holdsworth being preferred up front.

The hit-man, who won February's Championship Powerade Player of the Month award last season in a campaign that yielded nine goals in 22 appearances, is now desperate to secure the chance to display his talents elsewhere with both Crewe and Sheffield Wednesday thought to be monitoring his situation.

"I am obviously disappointed with the way things have worked out, but I accept that's football and just want to get on with my career," he told skysports.com.

His agent Saif Rubie confirmed that there had been interest in his client and insisted Tudgay would only be interested in remaining in The Championship.

"Championship sides have already shown an interest but we will not discuss names until Derby have received a concrete approach through the right channels," added Rubie.

"Marcus is out of contract in the summer but is hoping to go out and play regularly in The Championship in the meantime.

"He has already proved his ability at this level and just wants the chance to show what he can do."