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Derby County news round-up: Prolific striker on Rooney’s radar, transfer embargo latest, player ruled out

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Wayne Rooney’s Derby side have had a mixed bag of results since returning from the international break. 

A strong 2-0 home win over a solid Luton side was followed up with a poor outing against high-flying Reading where they were defeated 3-1 at the Madjeski Stadium.

Derby still face a very real threat of relegation with just an eight-point gap over 22nd place Rotherham who do have four games in hand over Rooney’s Rams.

The Rams face a tough test against a Norwich side who are unbeaten in their last 11 league games in their next outing. Derby, are in desperate need of a win in their bid to avoid relegation.

Meanwhile, here, we take a look at the latest news surrounding the Pride Park club….

Gregory may miss end of season

Wayne Rooney told supporters via the club’s Twitter that loan striker Lee Gregory could miss the remainder of the season having hobbled off with a hamstring injury against Luton Town.

Gregory joined the club in January on loan from Stoke City to try and get Rooney’s side some much needed goals towards the crunch end of the season.

Derby will now have to rely on Colin Kazim-Richards and Tom Lawrence, who has recently returned from injury, to score the goals in the final six games of the season.

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Rooney chasing Accrington striker

Derby County have been linked this morning with Accrington’s Dion Charles, according to The Sun.

25-year-old Charles has bagged 17 goals for Accrington in League One so far this season in just 34 games.

Rooney has been looking for a striker to bolster his goal scoring options after both Martyn Waghorn and Colin Kazim-Richards poor seasons.

Derby have also been linked with Luton’s James Collins in recent weeks with it being made clear that Rooney will be desperately looking to bring in attacking options if his side remain in the Championship next season.

Derby placed under transfer embargo

Derby County have been one of 10 Championship clubs to have been put under a transfer embargo by the EFL according to the Daily Mail.

Wayne Rooney’s side have been joined by Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, Luton Town, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke.

Rooney has previously mentioned that his club were working under a transfer ban in the January window due to the fact that some players were not paid their wages for the month of December.

Derby have been looking to bring new owners in at the club, but no deal has yet materialised to help try and ease the financial burden placed on the club.


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