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Nearly 2 weeks left: The Derby County players who surely want a January exit



It has been a rather quiet opening two weeks of the transfer window for Derby County, much to the annoyance of a majority of their fans.

Phillip Cocu’s side have finally started to pick up on the pitch of late, going unbeaten in their last four league outings but not really gaining any ground on the top six places.

Cocu is expected to bolster his squad and bring in fresh faces this month, but so far, it has been a quiet window on the transfer front for the Rams.

The East Midlands club are yet to sign anyone thus far, and the only player they have bid farewell to is young defender Max Hunt who has joined League Two side Carlisle United.

Derby fans will be hoping that that changes sooner rather than later, as getting players off the wage bill will make room for Cocu to bring in his own players.

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Here, we take a look at the players who will surely want a Pride Park exit this month…

Florian Jozefzoon

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Jozefzoon has struggled to make an impact under Phillip Cocu this term, and it is claimed by Football Insider that the Dutchman has given the green light for him to find a new club.

Jozefzoon was a key player under Frank Lampard last term, but this season, he has failed to score a goal or create a single assist in a total of 10 appearances for the Rams.

Having made only six league starts and made only one appearance in the last three months, the winger’s future at Pride Park looks uncertain and he will be hopeful of moving away.

Morgan Whittaker has now emerged as an important player for the Rams, so the homegrown youngster is clearly well ahead of 28-year-old Jozefzoon in the pecking order.

Ikechi Anya

Despite currently enduring a tough spell on the sidelines with injury, you feel that this month could be the last one that Anya spends at Pride Park.

The Scot didn’t feature under Frank Lampard for the entirety of the 2018/19 campaign and is also yet to feature under Cocu after picking up an injury in pre-season.

At the age of 32, time has near enough ran out for Anya to make an impact at Derby, and with his current contract expiring in the summer, now might be the best time for him to start looking for a new club.

His match fitness and sharpness must be very poor indeed, and being let go by the Rams this month could really speed up things for him.

Jack Marriott

With Derby reportedly in the hunt for a new striker, you wouldn’t blame Marriott for wanting to leave Derby this month in search of regular game time.

The 25-year-old scored 13 goals under Lampard last term but was unable to hold down a place in the side, and this season, he has been in and out of the team under Cocu.

The striker has made just nine league starts for the Rams this term, scoring two goals in a total of 22 appearances and enduring a tough time in front of goal.

Billy Sharp and Sam Cosgrove are just two strikers who have been linked with a move to Derby, and Marriott should look to escape if another forward is brought in.

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