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Chris Martin speaks out on the current situation at Derby County

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Former Derby County striker Chris Martin has taken to Twitter to offer his thoughts on the current situation that the club find themselves in.

The Rams have yet to find a new owner despite the fact that they have been in administration since September.

A recent report from Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett revealed that Derby could face the prospect of liquidation if their administrators cannot generate funds to pay the club’s running costs.

The Rams’ money is expected to run out next month and thus it is crucial that a deal with a prospective owner is finalised.

However, although there are several parties who are believed to be interested in buying Derby, the takeover process has been hindered by legal claims made by Wycombe Wanderers and Middlesbrough

Despite being deducted 21 points this season, the Rams are only eight points adrift of safety and will be looking to close this particular gap when they face arch-rivals Nottingham Forest tomorrow.

Martin, who provided 114 direct goal contributions in 224 appearances for Derby during his time at Pride Park, has opted to speak out on Twitter about the bleak situation that his former side find themselves in.

The Bristol City striker posted: “The situation at Derby isn’t looking good right now.

“I feel for you all – no one associated with the club; the fans, staff or players deserve to be put through this uncertainty.

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“I hope the situation is resolved and the club bounces back.”

The Verdict

With Martin becoming the latest former player to express his concern about what the future holds for Derby, it is imperative that their administrators find an individual, or a consortium who is willing to take the club forward.

A report from The Sun yesterday revealed that Rich Riley has entered talks with the Rams to rescue the club by providing them with a £7m windfall which will allow them to avoid liquidation.

Linked with a group pulled together by former Derby chairman Andy Appleby, Riley could pave the way for a takeover if this windfall is accepted by the club’s administrators.

Derby are now in a position where any outside investment could prove to be the difference in their battle to stay afloat and thus they will be hoping that their future will be resolved in the coming weeks.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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