Just days after Gudjon Thordarson ended his Magpies residency, 34-year old defender Ian Richardson (pictured) has already caught the attention of another club, albeit one outside of the Football League.
Burton currently lie 20th in the Conference table, having conceded nine goals in just five games, and Clough now sees Richardson has the ideal solution to his defensive shortcomings.
"Ian would fit the bill for us," said Clough, speaking to the Derby Evening Telegraph.
"We have made him an offer but he has asked for the weekend to mull it over.
"I would think he would like to stay in the Football League if he had the chance but we will have to see."
Despite being offered a testimonial game by the club, Richardson is still believed to be taking legal action against the club he served, treasured and managed for almost a decade.
For further news on Richardson’s decision, one way or another, regarding Burton, be sure to return to NCM next week.