The 17-year-old midfielder was outstanding in the npower Championship clash, setting up the opening goal for Conor Sammon.
Although Paul Green equalised against his former club, Jake Buxton and Ben Davies sealed a deserved 3-1 win.
"I think a few of the big boys are watching him which is a great compliment to him and the academy lads but if they are we will do everything we can to hang on to him," Clough said.
"Early on, I thought they stopped him playing just through good closing down so we couldn't quite get him on the ball but once the game opened up he was outstanding again.
"We were on the front foot early on and it was a very, very solid home performance. Apart from a small period in the game we played some excellent stuff and the character and honesty of the players again shone through.
"Considering the rivalry (between Derby and Leeds), it's not a local derby in terms of miles but usually they are very tight games, as it was, so to get eight straight victories is quite incredible."