Derby County’s new manager Gary Rowett has a very tough task ahead of the season’s closure in terms of contemplating this squad, and we may very well see a major clear out at Pride Park in the upcoming summer.

For years now, the Rams have succeeded in disappointing the supporters with bottling a play-off ambition mid-way through and that has continued this year, although it was the clear opposite.

In the first month or two Derby endured a horrible start to the campaign, but under the guidance of Steve McClaren it seemed a promotion push could have been on the push apart from the fact that they can’t score.

The formation has been chopped and changed numerous times but the stereotypical one for this team is the 4-3-3, and the squad Rowett has inherited has far too many forwards – my guess is the ex-Birmingham City and Burton Albion man will be tackling this before the 2017/18 campaign.

Here are THREE stars Gary Rowett needs to make a decision as to whether keep or axe at Derby County…..