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‘Get him in the first team’ – Many Derby fans send Wayne Rooney message after standout display for U23s

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Derby County striker Jack Stretton scored a hat-trick for the U23s in a 6-0 win against Blackburn Rovers in Premier League 2 last night and many Rams fans have been urging Wayne Rooney to use him in the first team.

Pat Lyons’ side were 3-0 up inside the opening 10 minutes against Rovers on Friday evening courtesy of goal from Eiran Cashin and a brace from Stretton.

The 20-year-old wrapped up his hat-trick just after the half-hour mark while Luke Plange scored twice in the second half to make it six.

Last night’s display takes Stretton’s record in the Premier League 2 this term to five goals in four games, with the young Rams’ only wins in the division coming while he was in the starting XI.

Rooney has limited striking options in his senior squad this term, with Sam Baldock and Colin Kazim-Richards the only out-and-out number nines, and that did mean the Derby academy product got a chance earlier in the season – scoring once in his eight Championship appearances.

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However, he’s not featured for the senior side since October and with the Rams form dropping off a cliff over the past month many supporters have been calling for Stretton to be given a chance again.

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Article title: ‘Get him in the first team’ – Many Derby fans send Wayne Rooney message after standout display for U23s

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