Derby County goalkeeper Kelle Roos and midfielder Louie Sibley have been joined by former Rams defender Jayden Bogle in reacting to Martyn Waghorn’s message on his personal Instagram following his exit.
Waghorn’s future had been in doubt throughout the transfer window with his contract running down. The Rams announced in their retained list that they were keen to keep hold of the forward, whose vital goals on the final day of the campaign against Sheffield Wednesday helped to keep them in the Championship.
However, there was interest in Waghorn and Coventry City have now confirmed that they have beaten off the competition for his signature this summer.
The forward has signed a two-year deal with the Sky Blues and he will now line-up against Wayne Rooney’s side in the English second tier next season.
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Waghorn took to his personal Instagram account to issue a message to his new fan base insisting that he can not wait to head into next season now and deliver on the field for the Sky Blues.
Amongst those responding to his message on Instagram were Roos, Sibley and Bogle and they were all keen to wish him the best for next season with his new club.
Losing Waghorn is a massive blow for Derby and it shows how difficult a situation they are in heading into next season.
However, you can understand why the experienced forward perhaps feels this might be the best time for him to move on and find a new home for the start of next term. That comes after he was not at his best for most of last term despite his last-day heroics.
Waghorn seems to be needing a new challenge and he will get the chance to be one of Coventry’s most important attacking players next season in the Championship. The forward has always been capable of scoring goals and he could have a major impact for Mark Robins’ side if he manages to get back towards his best form consistently.
It seems that Roos, Sibley and Bogle all appreciated their time working with Waghorn by these messages and also that they are holding nothing against him leaving the club at this stage. Derby will have to find a way of replacing him in the transfer market if that is possible given their current off-the-field situation.