Gary Rowett is now at the helm of Derby County and he’s got some serious work to do in the summer transfer window, if he’s to turn the Rams into serious Premier League promotion chasers next season.
The Rams have been far too inconsistent this campaign to even think about getting near the top-six, whilst managerial changes have also seen progress stinted, despite ownership aims of reaching the top-six come the end of the campaign.
But with Gary Rowett at the helm, optimism is high that the former Birmingham City manager can take his new side to where they need to and probably where they should be- seriously throwing their hat in the ring for a top-six place.
And with the summer transfer not at all far away in the slightest, Rowett will surely be thinking about potential summer transfer targets and how they can improve his team going forward.
One man that has been creating quite a bit of hysteria in the Championship this season has been Ben Brereton, who has really begun writing headlines having shone for arch rivals Nottingham Forest.
At just 17-years-old, he’s been preferred to several senior strikers in the squad and it’s been no surprise to see Nicklas Bendtner leave following his emergence.
But with ownership and money issues still continuing to blight Forest’s ability to look forwards rather than back, is it time for the Rams to make their move on what could turn out to be one of the hottest pieces of Championship property around.
Well, in one word, yes it is.
Derby have been financially backed for years and there’s little doubt if club chiefs wanted to make it happen, they could bring the up-and-coming star to the other side of the East Midlands.
With him, he’d bring a fantastic yard of pace, some serious movement and an energy that is engaging for both players and supporters.
But they’ll have to be quick though – Brereton is a young player that won’t be at this level for long, if his development continues in this stead.