Gary Rowett has the difficult task of manning player recruitment this summer to a satisfactory level for supporters to believe that he is the man to guide Derby County back to the top-flight after a ten-year absence.
The Rams will have to work incredibly hard to compete with their rivals in the league next season, and to do that is helped through astute acquisitions. Still, the club don’t necessarily have the same financial tools as the likes of Aston Villa or Middlesbrough.
This is exactly the reasoning why Rowett has to dig further into the current players and make efficient signings in the coming months, which is why the boss should snap up Manchester United attacker James Wilson.
The 21-year-old was on loan at Pride Park for most of last season but an injury meant he had to return to Old Trafford, a frustrating turn of events for every party.
Wilson only made four Championship appearances for Derby County in the 2016/17 campaign, however, that was under Steve McClaren who was largely disliked by the vast majority of supporters.
However, the one-time capped England under-21 international deserves a second opportunity at the club and Gary Rowett is a suitable manager for that. He tends to give players a chance to prove themselves – something James Wilson needs desperately.
If Derby utilise the striker on a regular basis next season, then he could become largely useful and influential in front of net, allowing the youngster to develop and benefit the Rams at the same time.
Derby County supporters, does your attack need James Wilson returning? Would he come good in a second stint? Let us get your thoughts in the comment section below!