Wayne Rooney has hinted at bringing in ‘a few players’ as the January transfer window approaches.
Derby County have endured a difficult start to the season and looked nailed on to be involved in a relegation battle as the club moved into December.
However a recent revival has seen moods lifted in recent weeks.
Since Rooney took charge the Rams have lost just one of their last eight fixtures which has moved them out of the drop zone and will give them hope of moving themselves up the table.
However according to the former England star, that won’t stop them from trying to improve as the transfer market opens.
As quoted by Derbyshire Live, Rooney said: “People say it would be a psychological boost to get out of the bottom of the three, but I said after the last game (against Preston North End) that I was not worried.
“We’ve got a lot of quality in the squad and with January coming up, and a few players coming in, hopefully, to iron out some of the cracks and take us to that next level.”
Asked about his plans, Rooney said: “There are plans in place, of course.
“I think we have to plan for every outcome, whether that is a loan or a permanent move for players. I’ve put those plans in place and we know which players we want, which targets we want.”
Who was the Derby County manager when each of these 15 Rams moments happened?
Wayne Rooney has done an incredible job since taking charge of the club.
Derby County are no longer in the precarious position that they were a few weeks ago and for that Rooney must take the bulk of the credit.
That said the Rams still need several new additions, and if they can get the right players then there’s no reason why they can’t move into the top half of the table by the end of the season.