They may well be a club in crisis, but manager Wayne Rooney refuses to be beaten in Derby’s latest set-back. The Rams had made a reasonable start to the Championship season, beginning the weekend in 16th place despite losing a lot of senior players over the summer.
But after releasing a statement confirming their administration woes on Friday evening following the severe impact of COVID-19 on their revenue streams, the campaign has come crashing down for Rooney.
The club will be subject to a potential 21-point deduction as a result, leaving them bound for League One.
It will be a tough task for Rooney to oversee, but he is more concerned about the welfare of staff throughout the club who are likely to lose their jobs as a result.
“I know next week is going to be a very difficult week.
“I’m committed to this football club. I care about the players and the staff and I’ll do everything I can in my power to try and help us get through this.
“We will get through it, we’ll have tough moments but it’s my job to make sure we do that as best as we can.”