Hoganson loaned to Alfreton

Derby defender Michael Hoganson has joined Conference promotion-chasers Alfreton on loan.

The 20-year-old former Newcastle youngster has agreed an initial month-long deal and could make his debut against Tamworth on Tuesday night.

Hoganson joined Derby in the summer of 2012 and has made four first-team appearances but has yet to figure this season for Steve McClaren's side.

Alfreton are currently second in the table but are 13 points behind leaders Luton.