Wayne Rooney revealed that he will not walk away from Derby County but warned that the club is in dire need of new signings. He believes it will be almost impossible to field a team without them. Derby were cleared to make signings under exceptional circumstances after the club was hit with a coronavirus outbreak last season. The club is under a transfer embargo which has prevented them from making any signings. they currently have just nine senior players out of which two are goalkeepers.
“It’s other people which I can’t control who need to make bigger decisions that I do,” Derby County boss Wayne Rooney said. “All I can do is try to bring some dignity and pride back to this club. It is clear that has gone in the last few years and it is my job to bring that back. I need other people to do their job.”
“It’s not ideal, it has been very difficult not knowing what my squad will be in two weeks’ time when the league starts. However we can, we need to get that sorted.” he added. “If I am being honest, it would be easy for a manager in my situation to walk away. It’s a challenge for me, I’m a fighter. I am grateful to Derby for giving me this opportunity and I will do everything I can to get the club through this. If we can’t bring players in over the next two weeks I do not know how we field a team to start the season.”