Derby County's 4-1 defeat at the hands of Reading on Wednesday night had far deeper repercussions than just the result.

The Rams lost two goalkeepers before half-time and were forced to blood Robbie Savage as a stand-in stopper for over half the game.

Stephen Bywater was forced off with a back injury after 13 minutes and replaced by Saul Deeney however he was dismissed within half an hour of his debut leaving Savage to spend the majority of the match between the sticks.

With Lewis Price on loan at Brentford and Ross Atkins at Kidderminster Harriers, Manager Nigel Clough has now begun the search for a new keeper in time for their Coca-Cola Championship match away to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Speaking after the match Clough told "We will have a loan goalkeeper with us by Friday morning. We were making calls at half-time and straight after the game to get the ball rolling.

"Seven-day loans are available on goalkeepers at this stage of the season and also given our circumstances, so we will look to do that.

"We hope Stephen responds well to treatment in the next 48 hours and perhaps he will be on the bench.

"The injury is a little niggle he has carried for the last few weeks."

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