CAULEY Woodrow will not be returning to Burton Albion after the Brewers were unable to conclude a new loan deal for the striker.
Woodrow joined the Brewers in the January transfer window and his goals helped secure saftey last season.
Nigel Clough had hoped to bring him back to the Pirelli but he has today revealed that Woodrow will not be returning.
He said: "Cauley is going elsewhere, with a possible permanent at the end of the season so Fulham prefer him to go there. We understand that and we move on to the next targets.
"There was a couple of deals that Fulham put to us and a lot of clubs are putting in clauses where if you don't play a certain amount of games you pay a hefty fee at the end. That's always a problem for us but if another club come in they will always outbid us in the Championship."
Clough does hope to strengthen his squad in the next few days.
"We have agreed deals with two Championshp clubs until January so we are just working on them now.
"We don't expect the squad to be settled until after the international break as there are lot of teams hanging onto their players at the moment. We know we are three or four players short and we will get them in during the window but that might not be for a couple of games.
"It's more difficult this season. Wages have gone up in the Premier League and that filters down. A lot of clubs are saying we will keep our players or are looking for full cover of their wages and we can't afford that. At the end of the window, if they haven't received that we are in with a shout so we have to be patient."