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I'm not leaving but we need signings - Rooney

Sun 25 July 2021 | 4:53

Rooney believes that Derby County needs to attract players for the upcoming season.

Derby County

boss Wayne Rooney has claimed he will not step down, but the team should sign players in the summer transfer window.

The derby is set to sign players for next season in the Championship, but the club is under EFL transfer embargo, which will prevent players from being recruited on a permanent basis. However if they have less than 23 professional players, they can sign players on loan for 6 or 12 months. The derby currently has only nine players, two of whom are goalkeepers. Now Rooney has claimed that he will not leave the club, but players must be recruited.

"It's other people which I can't control who need to make bigger decisions that I do,"

Rooney told Sky Sports News.

"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.

"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.

"I haven't got one centre-back signed to the club, there are two very young players in the U23s and U18s. It would be impossible for me to field a team."


source: SportMob