Derby County will be looking to build upon their weekend victory over Stoke City by getting another positive result on the board against Sheffield United on Saturday at Bramall Lane.
The Rams are performing way above many people’s expectations on the field of play despite all of the noise and controversy that is taking place off the field at Pride Park.
A points deduction appears set to be enforced that could see the club move all the way back to square one, so therefore picking up these good results will only help their cause when the inevitable does happen.
Despite picking up some victories so far, there are still some areas that Rooney must address moving forwards to get the best out of his side.
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Here we take a look at TWO conundrums Rooney has at Derby County right now that need to be fixed…
Jozwiak or Lawrence?
Both Kamil Jozwiak and Tom Lawrence have been battling for a spot on the left hand side in the starting eleven at Derby and it is a position that the Rams really need to look at nailing down.
The duo have both been handed five starts each in the league so far this term, with Lawrence arguably contributing a tad more in terms of his offensive output.
Rooney has a clear choice to make between picking one or the other to start regularly or look at a way of fitting both of the wingers into the starting eleven.
However, it is certainly a nice problem for the Derby boss to have at present.
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Where does Jason Knight fit in?
The Republic of Ireland international has recently returned to the fold after spending a period out injured and will now be looking to become a regular starter under Rooney again.
So far Knight has featured once from the start and twice from the bench as he looks to build up his fitness.
Capable of playing in numerous midfield roles as both a number 10 and as a box to box option, Knight can contribute at both ends of the pitch.
The challenge now for Rooney is to work out where the 20-year-old can fit in the team in order to benefit Derby’s cause as a collective.