Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes introducing a quota-based system to the Premier League would be counter-productive.
Rangers boss Stuart McCall says he feels sorry for Gael Bigirimana, but admits he should never have been signed.
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.