Many Derby County fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that the EFL are set to allow the club to sign out of contract players.
The decision has been made in order for the Rams to bring in some fresh faces ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, with Derby being granted permission to sign players under set rules.
Any players that move to Pride Park permanently are only permitted to do so on a contract that lasts for one season exactly, whilst loan deals are to only be allowed to last for just half a campaign.
This news comes in the wake of the club only being able to field nine senior players against Manchester United in their recent pre-season friendly.
Naturally the news of this development didn’t take long to reach the Derby faithful, with many taking to social media to air their views on the announcement earlier today.
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Here, we take a look at some of the best responses from the supporters on Twitter.
Hmm better, but we have 6 free agents on trial and Mengi waiting in the wings. How many can we sign? I would guess 4 tops. Not ideal but Jagielka, Mengi, Morrison, Aluko have to be the first names, prob goodbye Curt and Andre.
— Ram in Sweden (@RamInSweden) July 20, 2021
People need to realise that most free agents are mostly only offered a 1 year deal anyways. Let's get these lads in and actually have a chance 🤣
— Ryan (@RyanDcfc93) July 20, 2021
This is a positive for Rooney because at least he will be able to get some players in. However don’t let it distract from the fact that the club is in an absolute mess and Morris and Pearce need to sort it! #dcfc #dcfcfans https://t.co/1DP01Sr0EW
— Matt B (@Bayas_23) July 20, 2021
It's a start, now get the accounts filed and pay the HMRC https://t.co/CELFx8I0kk
— Lewis (@LewisJubb) July 20, 2021
— Ryan Bubba Burton 🇺🇸 (@RyanBurton92) July 20, 2021
It’s a start https://t.co/TvPrcY0Rax
— George🏴 (@dcfcGeorge_) July 20, 2021
— Sproso (@sprosaaaman) July 20, 2021
— leah🐑 (@Chandler00Leah) July 20, 2021
— DCFC (@dcfc_fan21) July 20, 2021
— Lewis (@lewis_everett11) July 20, 2021
— 🎙The Ramswriter Podcast🎙 (@ramswriter) July 20, 2021