Derby County’s place in next season’s Sky Bet Championship was confirmed earlier in the week, with Gary Rowett’s side losing to Fulham in the play-off semi-finals.
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 18, 2018
Darren Bent, Jason Shackell and Chris Baird are all moving on this summer, with Derby not extending the trio’s contracts ahead of next season. In addition to those names, Sam Winnall and Kasey Palmer will return to Sheffield Wednesday and Chelsea respectively.
Joe Bateman, Lewis Walker and Matt Yates – all under-23 players – have agreed new deals with Derby, who have also welcomed back the likes of Nick Blackman, Jacob Butterfield, Chris Martin and Craig Bryson, who have been out on-loan.
It has been announced a number of the club’s other youngsters will also depart this summer, with Derby’s retained list receiving plenty of reaction on social media.
Here is the best of it…
Bring back Camara
— TalkDerbyCounty (@TalkDerbyCounty) May 18, 2018
@Winnall19 Let’s have you back on a permanent deal then chap ????????
— Steve P (@originalstevejp) May 18, 2018
KEEP: Carson, lawrence, wisdom, weimann, roos, vydra, lowe, Jerome, Davies, Huddlestone, Thomas.
— Tappin (@Si_Tappin) May 18, 2018
£70,000 a week.
£3,640,000 a year.
The savings made from Shackell, Bents and Bairds wages combined. Positive move.
— Andy (@andsim0) May 18, 2018
Make Baird a coach
— Con (@ConnorParker10) May 18, 2018
Welcome to #QPR boys x
— Tom (@ThomasLewington) May 18, 2018
Goodnight sweet prince.. X pic.twitter.com/N0Dp1EixGx
— Ryan O'Meara (@_omeara_r) May 18, 2018