Derby look to bandage the loss of prolific forward David McGoldrick in a hurry to obtain League One glory.
The Rams are eager to find solutions in the coming weeks. Their new manager Paul Warne sets to unleash his style upon the squad with new full backs joining the team, such as #2 Kane Wilson (right back 23) and #20 Callum Elder (left back 31). Kane Wilson is a known dribbler with quick feet, confident when one-on-one with his opposition. He had a rough season last year and found himself struggling due to injury and thus a lack of game time. He replaced Jason Knight who left this summer – an upgrade in intensity and intent. With training in delivery and one-touch football, he will be a force to be reckoned with.
Callum Elder brings maturity and calmness to the defence. Paul Warne forced the move through to ensure that the Aussie would be a really important cog in the machine. Playing off the left, he will produce a reasonable level of stability and understanding of the level of football being played – especially as he’s won the league twice.
Club goal-scorer (22 goals and 5 assists) David McGoldrick is being replaced by the forward #14 Conor Washington, to whom the Derby fans hope can fill the void of contributions. McGoldrick had a good season last year, appearing for the Rams a lot to provide both goals and assists.
“Even after a loss, there are still loads of people waiting to support the Rams”Paul Warne, DCFC Manager
“No team in the history of football has won 46 games on the spin,” said Warne at a recent club conference. He emphasised on keeping up the great support and applauded the attitude and the unwavering loyalty shown by the fans of the club. “Even after a loss, there are still loads of people waiting to support the Rams,” he added.
Derby County managed to lead the statistics regarding stadium capacity last season, by far, proving that DCFC is a beloved club that’s highly valued by its fans. It is known though, that the squad is in need of a desperate shuffle, with ins and outs among the horizon. Derby has adjusted with new faces and a slight change in functionality.
A new striker is expected to join the squad before the end of the window, with a handful of players being closely monitored.
(Click here to see Derby’s opening fixtures)
H vs Wigan (1-2), Sat 5th Aug
A vs Burton (3-0), Saturday 12th Aug (est. 1-1)
H vs Oxford, Tuesday 15th Aug (est. 3-1)
H vs Fleetwood, Saturday 19th Aug (est. 2-1)
A vs Peterborough, Saturday 26th Aug (2-2)