ROONEY CONFIDENT ON NEW PLAYERS
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney is confident that new players will arrive at the club this week. According to him, new faces are expected at Derby County in the next 48 hours.
Rooney has not been able to work well at Derby County in preseason due to the lack of players in the first team due to the transfer embargo placed on the club. His latest statement on new players hint that the transfer embargo is set to be eased. For now, Rooney has just seven first team players registered ahead of the start of the new Championship campaign.
Wayne Rooney earlier vowed to fight on as the Derby County boss amidst the various problems faced by him and the club this summer.
Apart from the transfer ban slammed on Derby County, Rooney also had to deal with the serious injury to Jason Knight. The Republic of Ireland international player suffered a serious ankle problem that would rule him out from the start of the season and the next three months after the tackle from Rooney in training. Rooney tackled him while going for a 50-50 challenge.
Knight is an important player for Rooney and Derby County. He’s not expected to return to action until October at least. He played all but three games in the Championship last season to highlight his influence on the pitch for the Rams. Away from the football pitch, Wayne Rooney had to apologise to wife Coleen and Derby County after pictures of him at a private party surfaced online.