This comes after Conway recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Wayne Rooney’s side.
He said: “By all accounts, he’s a bit tired, so I think it’s reflected in his running numbers.
“What I’m led to believe is basically his numbers are down, he’s knackered, he’s got through just an incredible amount of work this season and it’s catching up with him a little bit now.
“As I’m led to believe that’s the reason, there’s nothing sinister about it.”
Derby signed Knight to their U18 squad back in 2017 from Irish club Cabinteely for an undisclosed fee. The 20-year-old, who is currently valued at £4.5 million, made his senior debut for Derby back in August 2019 under former Rams boss Phillip Cocu. Since then, the midfielder has gone on to make 76 appearances for the club in which he has managed to score nine goals and provide one assist in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Ryan Conway’s comments on Knight and his current situation…
Given how Knight has played in all but one of Derby’s Championship games this term prior to their two previous fixtures that he has spent on the bench, it’s understandable why the question of his current situation has been raised.
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Moving forward, if Knight is feeling slightly worn out at the moment, then perhaps it was the right decision for Rooney to keep him on the bench for their previous two games in the hope that he can get his energy and full fitness back for the remainder of the campaign.