Derby County’s administrators have claimed there is no threat to Wayne Rooney or any of his players, according to Simon Stone from BBC Sport.
The Rams went into administration yesterday and were handed a subsequent 12-point deduction by the EFL, with Quantuma the company now in charge and leading the search for a new buyer.
Derby’s administrators spoke to the media for the first time today and confirmed that there is no threat to Rooney or his squad.
Say there is no threat to Wayne Rooney or his players.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) September 23, 2021
After a chaotic summer that saw the club lose many of their senior players and struggle to replace them due to a transfer embargo, the Rams have surprised many with a solid start to the season on the pitch.
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Rooney’s side were 12th with 10 points from eight games before their points deduction saw them drop to the bottom of the table and have got impressive results against promotion hopefuls Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion since the international break.
The former England and Manchester United captain is thought to have held initial talks with the administrators yesterday, while it has been reported that the squad will be asked to defer a third of their wages to aid with the running of the club before a buyer is found.
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This is a massive boost for the Rams and will likely have many supporters breathing a sigh of relief.
Given the uncertainty at the club and the events of the last week, there will have been concerns that Rooney or a significant chunk of his squad could depart.
It seems that is not the case and that the administrators are committed to keeping this group together.
There’s still a long, long way to go until the club is in a good place but this is a promising update.