Duo to leave Rams
Defender Miles Addison and midfielder Lee Croft will be allowed to leave Derby in the summer, boss Nigel Clough has confirmed.
The pair are on loan at npower League One club Bournemouth and SPL side St Johnstone respectively.
"A few people moved ahead of Lee in that outside right role and we have gone with a more solid midfield," Clough told BBC Radio Derby. "We don't feel [Miles] has played well enough and also positionally he is a problem. Is he a midfielder? Is he a centre-half? He's caught in between."
Addison is a product of the Derby youth academy and only signed a new two-year contract last summer. Croft, who began his career as a trainee at Manchester City, moved to Pride Park from Norwich in July 2009 but has been limited to 18 league starts for the Rams.
Clough continued: "That's no slight on Miles's ability. I think it says a lot about Craig Bryson, Jeff Hendrick, Jake Buxton, Jason Shackell and Mark O'Brien.
"There is talk of a permanent deal for Lee up there [at St Johnstone]. But I think he wants to see what his options are in the next month or two and see what's out there for him."