Nigel Clough wants Liverpool defender Jack Robinson at Derby

Clough plans Rams raid for Liverpool starlet Robinson

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08:50 GMT, 25 April 2012

Derby boss Nigel Clough is set to raid his former club Liverpool for promising young defender Jack Robinson.

Clough has watched Robinson in action for the Reds' reserves and hopes to take the 18-year-old left-back on loan for the whole of next season.

Robinson, who became the youngest ever first-team player for Liverpool when he came on against Hull as a 16-year-old in 2010, has played twice in the Carling Cup this season.

Target: Jack Robinson (sliding) is wanted by Derby boss Nigel Clough

Target: Jack Robinson (sliding) is wanted by Derby boss Nigel Clough

After coming through the ranks at Anfield, Robinson signed a long-term contract towards the end of last year.

He said at the time: 'I've just got to keep working hard in training. I can't just sit back on this contract.

'I've got to keep improving and showing people what I'm about.'

Clough, who was a Liverpool player between 1993 and 1996, has steered the Rams to a mid-table finish in the Championship.