Setback in ace race for Rams
Derby's hopes of re-signing Grzegorz Rasiak from Spurs have taken another knock back.
Despite not playing the former Ram very much, Spurs head coach Martin Jol wants to keep Rasiak at White Hart Lane.
The Poland international has been linked with a move back to Pride Park in recent days.
However, Jol said: 'I think he is doing great. He has been terrific in training and he is one of the best players with his head in the Premiership.
'It is still a few weeks before Mido goes to the African Nations Cup and he is playing at the moment because he is doing well.
'Rasiak knows he is his understudy so if Mido is not there, he will play. Or I will play with Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe, although that is not an ideal situation.'