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Derby County transfer news: Phillip Cocu's side have been linked with a move for defender Perry Ng, who is currently captain of League Two promotion chasers Crewe Alexandra
Derby County have been linked with a move for Crewe Alexandra defender Perry Ng.
Website report that the Rams are keen on signing the 23-year-old, with Championship rivals Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Charlton Athletic and Bristol City also credited with an interest.
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Ng could be made available in the summer and is said to be set to leave Gresty Road.
The Crewe academy product, who spent time on loan at Hyde United in 2015, is contracted to the club until June 2021.
He has played 33 games at right-back this season and can also play at centre-back.
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At just 23 years old Ng has 155 career appearances under his belt with Crewe, who are third in League Two and a good bet for promotion to the second tier.
currently have Jayden Bogle and Andrew Wisdom as the club's right-backs, with the latter replacing the former for yesterday's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town.
, who was the subject of reported Premier League interest in January and last summer, has been the club's starting right-back this season.
Rams boss is looking to put his stamp on the club he took over from Frank Lampard last summer and has already agreed a deal for Mike te Wierik at Groningen.
With Matt Clarke set to depart Pride Park for parent club Brighton and Hove Albion when his loan ends in the summer Derby will need defensive reinforcements.
started yesterday but with the club captain turning 35 in March Cocu could look to bring in fresh legs.
Ng won Crewe's player of the year and players' player awards last season.
He is eligible to play for Singapore through his grandfather, but is yet to make an appearance for The Lions.
The defender has scored five career goals and notched 13 assists for Crewe.