Managerless Derby’s miserable campaign continued on Saturday after the Rams were unable to move off the foot of the Championship table after drawing 1-1 with fellow relegation-threatened Wycombe at Pride Park.
Derby managed to end their four-match losing streak, although that won’t be much consolation to Wayne Rooney and his coaching staff, whose side remain five points from second-tier safety.
If East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest avoid defeat against Swansea City this afternoon, then that gap will increase to six points.
Duane Holmes’ first-half strike put the Rams on course to end their 10-game and two-month wait for a Championship win, but their defensive frailties were on show once more, which led to Matt Bloomfield’s 81st-minute equaliser.
McClaren? Clement? Who was the Derby County manager when each of these 15 Rams moments happened?
In truth, Rooney’s men were fortunate not to suffer a sixth Pride Park defeat this term after Garath McCleary saw his thunderous strike cannon back off the crossbar in stoppage-time.
Derby will be hoping bounce back when they host Coventry City in a potential six-pointer on Tuesday.
But here, we’ve been looking at how Rams supporters have been reacting to Rooney’s comments following the weekend – with many unhappy about certain ones in particular.
Check some of the best on Twitter below:
selecting managers to get more short-term interest/investment vs long sustainability in the shape of a plan (eg Allardyce or Howe) will ultimately kill us. Mel Morris for all his support for Derby likes the PR too much. It’s destabilising. Short term fixes will always bite.
— ¥ (@danumph) November 28, 2020
We hear the same stuff after every game, & nothing’s changing.
“Building on” repeatedly crumbling in the second half’s no use to us.
We need a manager. A real one, with experience of turning things around.
(But please – not Steve McLaren!)
And we need him NOW. #DCFCvWWFC
— Alix Chaytor (@AlixChaytor) November 28, 2020
We say this after every game 😂🤦♂️
— ross knight (@ross_knight98) November 28, 2020
get him gone before it’s too late
— will🐑 (@willdcfc) November 28, 2020
Rooney thinking the same as the rest of us, going 👇
— Peter Lee (@peterlee7395) November 28, 2020
Nice to see he's showed up for once
— Alfie (@Danault_Selke) November 28, 2020
Rooney out, give us a real manager
— James⚠️ (@Xud92) November 28, 2020
This sums it up. We have to remain positive because we managed to not lose against Wycombe… yes, Wycombe!😂 https://t.co/hEb4ESFhpt
— Joel Hubbard (@JoelHubbard99) November 28, 2020