January 19, 2021

Pure banter – Derby County fans react as Wayne Rooney makes seven changes – Derbyshire Live

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/derby-county-wycombe-wayne-rooney-4746649

Derby County fans have been reacting to Wayne Rooney’s decision to make seven changes for the visit of Wycombe Wanderers today.

Rooney takes charge of the Rams as a sole interim coach for the first time today following the decision to make the Manchester United and England legend the lone voice in the setup.

Following the departure of Phillip Cocu earlier this month, Rooney had been managing as part of a four-strong team that included Justin Walker, Shay Given and Liam Rosenior.

However it is all Rooney now and he has rung the changes for today’s game at Pride Park.


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Jason Knight, Martyn Waghorn, Nathan Byrne, Lee Buchanan, Kamil Jozwiak, Max Bird and Rooney himself make way for Craig Forsyth, Graeme Shinnie, Colin Kazim-Richards, Louie Sibley, George Evans, Duane Holmes and Curtis Davies.

Rams fans have had their say on the big call from Rooney.

“Don’t knock this experienced lineup until we’ve seen it in action, however can’t deny how controversial this lineup is,” one said.

“Pure banter starting Tom Lawrence while Knight sits on the bench, incredible stuff,” said another.

A third fan adds: “Well done Wayne nobody deserves to keep their place,” while another supporter said: “Show us the real team.”

“Wow… just wow! Got battlers and leaders in there but not sure Knight has done much wrong and doesn’t deserve to be dropped,” said a fifth fan.