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‘Can’t for the life of me understand why’ – Many Derby fans discuss Wayne Rooney decision-making v Stoke

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Derby County were beaten 1-0 by Stoke City yesterday and many supporters have been left questioning Wayne Rooney’s decision-making, particularly starting Colin Kazim-Richards. 

The 34-year-old striker has been a key player for the Rams this term but has been struggling with fitness issues recently.

Kazim-Richards was forced off in the 2-2 draw with Brentford in midweek and was a doubt for the Stoke game with a hip and knee injury.

Even so, Wayne Rooney opted to start the experienced striker against the Potters yesterday with Lee Gregory unavailable and Martyn Waghorn dropped after training badly.

The Derby forward was far from at his best – failing to register a single shot on target, taking just 15 touches, and making only three passes in his 63 minutes on the pitch (Sofascore).

Kazim-Richards is the Rams’ top scorer this term, having found the net seven times, but was unable to add to his tally against Stoke as his side were beaten 1-0 due to Jacob Brown’s 74th-minute goal.

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The decision to start the 34-year-old proved a mistake for Rooney and it is one that does not seem to have gone down well among the Pride Park faithful, with many fans taking to Twitter to discuss the move.

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