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County hope to keep loan duo

Notts County boss Shaun Derry is hopeful of agreeing new loan deals to keep Callum McGregor and Jack Grealish at Meadow Lane.

McGregor, who is on loan from Celtic, and Aston Villa youngster Grealish have both impressed at County and scored in their New Year's Day win over Bradford City.

The victory over Bradford was the final game of McGregor's loan from Celtic, while Grealish's short-term deal expires on January 13th.

A number of other clubs are thought to be keen on taking the pair on loan, but Derry has revealed they are in talks about keeping them at Meadow Lane.

"We're getting close on both now," said Derry.

"Discussions have taken place, everybody knows where everyone stands and it's now up to a final decision from their clubs.

"They are enjoying their football. We've had this conversation two or three times.

"When you're a young player and you're enjoying your football and developing I can't see the importance of moving.

"I feel they are both at a good place, they are both absolutely adored by the fans as well as the players and staff and that's important for a young player."