Prospective Derby County owner Erik Alonso has taken to Twitter to send a message of encouragement to Rams fans after Rotherham United’s draw last night, which has caused a stir among many Sheffield Wednesday supporters.
The Millers played their final game in hand on Tuesday evening and were held to a 0-0 draw against Luton Town, meaning Derby’s future is still in their own hands.
As long as the Rams beat Wednesday at Pride Park on Saturday, they will avoid relegation to League One, however, should the Owls win and Rotherham slip up, it will be them that stays up.
That fact is not lost on Alonso, who agreed a takeover deal with current owner Mel Morris earlier this year.
The Spaniard took to Twitter to send a message to fans after the Rotherham v Luton draw was confirmed.
Just one more victory !#dcfc #👋DC
— Erik Alonso (@Eralwbd) May 4, 2021
Alonso’s prospective takeover is still awaiting EFL approval but it was confirmed by The Athletic recently that he does not have a get-out clause should the East Midlands club get relegated on Saturday.
The clash with the Owls may have another dimension for the Spaniard, who used to be an advisor to Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri before leaving in dramatic circumstances earlier this season.
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Alonso’s latest message has certainly caused a stir among the Hillsborough faithful, with many supporters taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
Read their reaction here:
If anything he is brave and got some front 😂
Imagine the scenes if we pull this off now https://t.co/hQcRwqB75H
— Joel (@JOELH0LMES) May 4, 2021
Hi Eric https://t.co/WtqEZDsfXN
— 𝘿𝙖𝙣 (@danowl16) May 4, 2021
— Ryan (@Tarqsteed) May 4, 2021
— elhow32 (@elhow5) May 4, 2021
— Shane Levitt (@ShaneLevitt11) May 4, 2021
Be interesting to see how well this ages https://t.co/11qy5CeEJ4
— Luca Skidmore (@skidmore_luca) May 4, 2021
Wednesday win and Youre history. Glad we saw the back of you.
— RB (@rbswfc) May 4, 2021
— Liam 5️⃣🌟 Roe (@Roemeister86) May 4, 2021