Derby County secured their Championship status on the final day of the 2020/21 campaign but off-field issues appear to have hampered their preparations for next season.
The Rams are yet to release their retained list, so we don’t yet know exactly how Wayne Rooney’s squad looks heading into the summer.
On top of that, multiple takeover attempts have fallen through and there have been questions raised about how capable current owner Mel Morris is of giving Rooney the backing he needs in the upcoming window.
That means there is a fair bit of uncertainly surrounding the Rams at the moment, particularly in relation to exactly how they’ll line up next season.
Clearly, the Pride Park outfit will be determined to be competing higher up the Championship table in 2021/22.
Taking into consideration some of the recent transfer reports, we’ve put together an early look at how Derby could line up…