Wayne Rooney has revealed Derby will begin the 2021/22 marketing campaign and not using a centre-back until their switch ban is lifted.
The sanction has been imposed on The Rams because of monetary points going through the membership, with an ongoing EFL case requiring that contemporary accounts be submitted subsequent month.
Rooney’s facet started their pre-season marketing campaign with a 2-1 defeat to his former membership, Manchester United, on Sunday and admitted his fears over the scale of his squad after the sport.
“I simply desire a workforce to place out on the primary day of the season,” Rooney stated.
“One thing has to occur. In case you have a look at my squad, if nothing adjustments I’ve not received one centre-back.
“To ensure that us to compete on this league, one thing has to alter.”
Martyn Waghorn was certainly one of a number of Derby gamers who determined to go away Pleasure Park after their contracts expired.
The 9 remaining gamers in Rooney’s squad embody two goalkeepers, whereas out-of-contract duo Ravel Morrison and Phil Jagielka have been on trial with the Rams and got a run out within the pleasant.
“It’s a problem and it isn’t supreme,” Rooney admitted.
“I’m continually attempting to get solutions however I’m nonetheless not getting what I would like and what the membership desires. I’m honestly not 100 per cent positive of the ins and outs.
“I’ll do my finest for this soccer membership however I need assistance and assist. I consider that assist will come. I might do with it now.”