Blackpool manager Jose Riga is aware that he needs 'more players' if Blackpool are to steer a course to safety.
Stuart Pearce has refused to divulge the identity of those he has lined up as loan targets for Nottingham Forest.
The Rams are waiting to hear from City as to whether they are interested in a deal for the 28-year-old.
O'Connor has been made available for transfer by Derby boss Nigel Clough and he is in the final year of his contract at Pride Park.
O'Connor played under current Robins head coach Sean O'Driscoll at both Bournemouth and Doncaster.