Derby County’s squad has been littered with players that were brought in by different managers at different times, which has contributed to the club’s failure to reach the top flight.
Since 2015, Paul Clement, Nigel Pearson, Steve McClaren and now Gary Rowett have been permanent manager of the Rams and have had to try and shape a squad to suit them and win promotion.
None of the previous managers could get Derby’s squad consistently performing and were consequently axed by chairman and owner Mel Morris, without being given a chance to build.
Gary Rowett is now at the helm and is tasked with cutting the squad size and lowering the wage bill ahead of next season.
Derby have spent too much money on players over the last couple of years and it’s done them no favours as they have ended up with a squad of average players on big money, who haven’t been consistent enough to win promotion.
Gary Rowett has a tough job to re-shape the Derby squad, but here are TWO players who he should show the door…