When Gary Rowett took over at Derby County, it was clear that he was tasked with the difficult job of providing a much needed mass overhaul of a squad which was under-performing.
This summer transfer window was, therefore, vitally important both for Gary Rowett and Derby County as it would likely be the determining factor of how Derby County’s season would fare.
This license that was given to Gary Rowett saw a heavy turnover of players with nine new arrivals and eight departures from Pride Park.
The arrivals included Tom Huddlestone and Curtis Davies from Hull; Andre Wisdom from Liverpool; Sam Winnall from Sheffield Wednesday and Tom Lawrence from Leicester City.
However, despite some excellent signings, there were still some missed opportunities which Gary Rowett should’ve have at the very least made an attempt to sign.
FLW writer Elliott Wheat-Bowen looks at TWO players that Derby County should have signed in the summer transfer window….