Date: 13th April 2021 at 5:00pm
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Keith Andrews has been speaking on the latest edition of Sky Sports’ EFL Podcast about all the latest news from the Championship, League One, and League Two.

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One of the topics that he spent some time on was the Championship relegation battle.

While he was talking about that, Derby County’s proposed takeover by Erik Alonso was mentioned.

The Rams have confirmed No Limits Sports’ deal, but it is still awaiting EFL confirmation, and Andrews doesn’t think it’s helpful for Wayne Rooney.

He said: (30:00) “No optimism from me; I’ll be entirely honest. These reports do my head in they really do.

“Unless it’s done, talking about it and what if this? What if that? Wayne Rooney has to come out and talk about it post-match obviously, it’s just something he doesn’t need.

“He’s got enough on his plate at the moment trying to steer Derby County towards safety in what’s been a hell of a tough job for him in his first managerial role.

“I think overall, he’s done quite well, but in the last six, eight weeks, players have looked fatigued, the lack of depth and strength [in] key areas. It’s been a difficult, difficult gig.

“Derby County need to go in a different direction in terms of ownership, whether it’s going be this fella or not. I have no idea.”

Do you agree with Andrews?

No, this is a good thing for the club

No, this is a good thing for the club

Yes, it is totally pointless

Yes, it is totally pointless

TIF Thoughts on Derby and the takeover…

The Rams have had an odd season off the pitch this year with the club the subject of an unsuccessful takeover bid from the BZG group, and now Alonso is looking to have his deal approved.

However, we agree with Andrews that all of this is unnecessary and can’t be helping Rooney, who is fighting to keep Derby in the Championship.

The Rams have a seven-point lead over Rotherham, but the Millers have four games in hand to play, so that gap could be reduced significantly.

However, we hope that Derby do stay up and this takeover goes through so can look forward to a brighter future.

In other news: ‘I was contacted by somebody’ – Kieran Maguire drops big Derby takeover claim