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.
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
Yes, it is totally pointless
TIF Thoughts on Derby and the takeover…
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.