Derby County will be hoping they can finish this year’s campaign strongly under the guidance of Phillip Cocu.
The Rams are currently sat 12th in the second-tier standings, and will be quietly confident of challenging for a top-six finish when the season gets back underway.
Recent off-the-field events have brought an abrupt halt to their play-off push though, with no scheduled return date being put in place as of yet.
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It could be an interesting summer transfer window ahead for Derby, as Phillip Cocu looks to build his squad ahead of next year’s campaign.
We look at FOUR Derby County players we could see leaving the club in the next few months.
Find out who they are, on the next page….
Anya is out-of-contract with Derby at the end of this season, and is certainly heading for the exit door at Pride Park.
The winger last featured for the Rams in the 2017/18 campaign, and it would be nothing short of a miracle if the club were to offer him a new deal.
He’s not been seen in the matchday squad for the Rams for a number of seasons, and they’ll be pleased to get his wages off the books in the summer.
It’s not been the move that Jozefzoon would have originally hoped for when he signed for Derby from Brentford.
The winger made just 13 league starts last season, scoring just twice, which doesn’t make for the best of reading.
It’s been a similar story in this year’s campaign as well, with Jozefzoon making just 11 league appearances for Phillip Cocu’s side, so he could be tempted by a move elsewhere in the near future.
Bird has been hugely impressive for Derby this season, and has made 18 senior appearances in total for the Rams.
The young midfielder has formed an impressive partnership in midfield alongside Wayne Rooney and Graeme Shinnie, which has seen Derby move into play-off contention.
It appears as though his impressive showings haven’t gone unnoticed though, with Chelsea reportedly being interested in landing his signature.
If the right offer comes in for Bird, then it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him depart in the summer.
Marriott played a key role in Derby’s run to the Championship play-off final last season, which included scoring in their play-off semi-final second leg against Leeds United at Elland Road.
But the forward has only started ten league games this season, and is behind both Chris Martin and Martyn Waghorn in the pecking order in Phillip Cocu’s plans at the moment.
Even though the Rams might not be willing to sell him permanently, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him heading out on loan in search of regular minutes.