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‘There is only so much he can do’ – Derby County fan pundit makes prediction after significant news emerges



This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…

Football League World’s Derby County fan pundit Lisa Howard has set out her predictions after news of a potential takeover emerged.

According to TalkSport,  Foster Gillet, son of former Liverpool owner George Gillet, is considering making an offer to current owner Mel Morris for a majority stake in the club and Howard believes it could go through.

“I am happy for investors to come in, but I hope Mel has some connection to the club,” the regular punter told Football League World.

“I can see Mel selling some of the club for sure, as there is only so much he can do with his money.

“But any investor will take time to build a new club as you still have to stay within FFP.”

Morris has been the owner of Derby since September 2015, after buying the East Midlands club from American Partners.

However, since then, he has failed in his ultimate objective – to return the club to the Premier League, with last season’s run to the play-off final the closest they have come during his tenure.

So, could this investment be the one that turns Derby back into a truly great English club?

Howard has a simple answer to that.

“The club is already great, the facilities are second to none,” she said.

“So if we get new owners then it can be a good thing but I want Mel to stay on in some capacity.

“He has been amazing for Derby County and we are blessed to have him.”

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