Gary Rowett has started the process of planning for next year in the Sky Bet Championship, confirming he has identified where Derby County need to strengthen in the transfer window, reports the club’s official Twitter account.
Derby have endured a disappointing season in the Championship, racing through three different managers and never seriously challenging for a place in the Play-Offs, despite plenty of pre-season optimism.
The Rams are currently tenth in the table, with an eighth-placed finish the best outcome for Rowett’s side.
The 43-year old only arrived at the Pride Park Stadium last month, but he has now set about planning for next season identifying transfer targets, he said: “We’ve started the process and know what we want.”
Rowett says conversations have been had regarding this summer's transfer activity: "We've started the process and know what we want"
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) April 28, 2017
Rowett’s side will be looking to finish the season positively during the final two games, and build some much needed momentum ahead of next year.
The Rams face Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Pride Park Stadium, before travelling to Rotherham United on the final day of the season.
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