Wayne Rooney set for Derby debut as Championship gets a new superstar | Ben Fisher

01 January 2020 11:45
The 34-year-old is expected to make his Derby bow against Barnsley on Thursday, with the club excited to unleash their not-so-secret weaponTraining at Moor Farm was finished but Wayne Rooney, a few days after touching down at Derby County via DC United and Dubai at the end of November, was only just getting started, sending a bag of balls, one by one, flying into the top corner from the edge of the box.It was business as usual for Rooney, finessing his free-kicks in anticipation of pulling on a Derby shirt for the first time after signing an 18-month contract as a player-coach in the summer. The past five weeks have served as a watching brief, with the former Manchester United star contained to the dugout as part of Philip Cocu’s staff. But England’s record goalscorer returned home to play, and the wait is almost over. Related: How will Derby and Phillip Cocu manage the world of Wayne Rooney? Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian