Derby boss Phillip Cocu says Krystian Bielik did well at centre-back against Scunthorpe United and Gianfranco Zola has compared the Pole to Harry Maguire.
In one of the biggest surprises of the transfer season so far, rumours are circulating that Wayne Rooney could be returning home to fill a post at Derby County.
The Football Supporters' Federation has sympathised with Derby fans following their criticism of the club's refreshment policy for Pride Park.
Striker Nick Blackman has left Derby to join Maccabi Tel Aviv on a permanent transfer.
Derby have announced the signing of England Under-21s international Kieran Dowell on a season-long loan from Everton.
Philip Cocu is close to replacing Frank Lampard as Derby's new boss.
Steven Gerrard has insisted he is happy at Rangers after shrugging off suggestions he could replace Frank Lampard at Derby.