Derby County journalist Ryan Conway has been sharing his thoughts on Rams striker Martyn Waghorn and his future with the Midlands club.
This comes after Conway recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Wayne Rooney’s side, including their recent 1-0 defeat against Coventry City in the Championship.
On the topic of Waghorn and his future at Pride Park, Conway had this to say on the matter. (16.45)
He said: “I have a feeling Waghorn won’t be at the club next year.
“If he could flip his seasons and have the season he had last year, this year, that’s much better because to borrow and Americanism a contract year, you really want to put your best stuff out on the field and he’s been inconsistent, he’s been up and down.
“He’s not been playing his favourite position a lot, but his goal return has also been spotty particularly compared to last season when he still wasn’t playing his preferred position a lot but his goal return was still a lot better, so I think Waghorn won’t be at the club next year.”
Derby signed Waghorn back in August 2018 from Ipswich Town for a fee of £5.04 million. Since then, the 31-year-old, who is currently valued at £2.7 million, has made a total of 116 appearances for the Rams in which he has managed to score 28 goals and provide 11 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Ryan Conway’s comments on Waghorn…
With the striker having only scored three goals so far this season from 25 league appearances and an overall season rating of 6.38/10 (per WhoScored), it’s safe to say that he hasn’t had the best season so far with Derby.
Do you think Derby should get rid of Waghorn this summer?
In our view, with Waghorn’s current contract at Derby set to run out at the end of June, unless he turns his form around before the end of the season and managed to score some goals for the team, there’s every possibility that what Conway claimed could come to fruition and the club could cut their ties with the Englishman in the summer.