EXCLUSIVE: Championship trio tracking Derby defender

Pete O'Rourke
Craig Forsyth: Championship interest

Brighton, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers are eyeing Derby County defender Craig Forsyth, sources have told TEAMtalk.com.

Forsyth is regarded as one of the best full-backs in the Championship after impressing at Derby since his arrival from Watford initially on loan before making the move permanent in the summer of 2013.

The Scotland international saw his season cruelly cut short by injury after he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in November.

Forsyth is now close to full fitness again and his suitors are keeping tabs on his situation at the iPro Stadium with the Rams bringing in Marcus Olsson in January to play at left-back.

Championship rivals Brighton, Fulham and QPR are all looking to bring in a new left-back to add to their defensive options next season and they are weighing up a move for Forsyth.

The 27-year-old, who has started 100 league games for the Rams, has still two years to run on his deal at Derby and it remains to be seen in new boss Nigel Pearson would consider offloading the Scot.