Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has admitted that the points deduction is ‘disappointing’ as his side face up to the prospect of relegation.
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) November 17, 2021
The Rams were hit with a 12-point penalty after entering administration in September, with another nine points deducted this week after talks with the EFL due to further financial issues.
As a result, Rooney’s men are on -3 points in the table, and 18 points from safety, meaning relegation seems inevitable.
And, speaking to RamsTV about the situation, the boss didn’t hide the fact it was a setback but he made it clear that he was proud of the players for the way they’ve handled the many problems that have come up this season due to off-field decisions.
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It’s fair to say his comments went down well with the fans, who appreciate what a good job Rooney has done in a very challenging environment.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter…
Couldn’t care what happens from here but i tell ya what Rooneys some bloke❤️ https://t.co/dpiOTBQJZc
— Jack (@wildon_jack) November 17, 2021
Couple of little veiled digs at Morris there?😂
— Darren Weightman (@dazw71) November 17, 2021
I love this man so much https://t.co/c6VvHQl7lq
— Will Scott (@Will_Scott17) November 17, 2021
Remember that buzz when it was announced he was coming to Derby and that bigger buzz when he took the reigns and now listen to him! What A Man! For certain he will make sure we don’t go down without a fight and we can’t ask for anything more!
— keith johnson (@KeithJonno) November 17, 2021
#DCFC Rooney!Rooney!Rooney! 🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏
— Carl Wally Wallace (@wally_carl) November 17, 2021
We love you Wayne
— Zachary (@ZacConnor) November 17, 2021
— Jules DCFC🐑 snowflakes nooo 🙄🏴🇬🇧 (@julesossie) November 17, 2021