Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Derby Squad To Be Trimmed

Derby Squad To Be Trimmed

With 9 players having already arrived at Derby this summer, and yet more still wanted by Paul Jewell more players will have to make way to get us to the desired squad size of 24. If it means us taking a loss on what we paid for these players for this to happen, as has already been the case, then this is something that Adam Pearson is prepared to see us do again if need be.

'It is no secret we are still chasing a centre forward and a central midfield player.

'I think, once we have acquired those two, we will take a break and concentrate on moving some out because we would like to start the season with about 24 senior pros, which would tend to indicate that, possibly, as many as six could go out.

'The number of players in the squad is important, not just from the financial side of the club but also for the manager that he has the right number of players, and 30 senior pros is obviously far too many.'

Paul Connolly, Jordan Stewart, Paul Green, Nathan Ellington, Kris Commons, Martin Albrechtsen, Liam Dickinson, Steve Davies and Ruben Zadkovich have all signed so far, with Robert Earnshaw, Kenny Miller, David Jones, Craig Fagan and Darren Moore being the ones to make way, most of whom left with us taking a big hit financially but this is something that Pearson is prepared to see happen if required if it gets the results that are wanted, although he is still unhappy with the spending policies of last summer.

'I still look back now at last summer's transfer activity and really question it because I see the way newly-promoted clubs are going about it, whereby the money is going on wages. It is going on experienced European players who have played in the Premier League.

'To pay huge domestic transfer fees for domestic Championship players, for me, is a flawed policy going into the Premier League.

'We are having to pay the price for it because we are going to have to write down the costs, as we have already seen against Robert Earnshaw and Kenny Miller, and I am sure we will see on Benny Feilhaber and Andy Todd that there are significant losses to be incurred.'

Pearson was talking to the Evening Telegraph.

Andy Todd has already been told that he is free to leave the club, with Feilhaber appearing to be surplus to requirements too. Several players had loans away from Pride Park last season including Mo Camara, Gary Teale, Stephen Bywater and Stephen Pearson, all of whom could be among those that could leave permanently this summer in order to reduce the squad as is wanted, and most have seen clubs take an interest in them.

Get active! Have your say on this articles content below!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Gazza
Date:Wednesday July 9 2008
Time: 9:09PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Keogh Demands High Standards

Richard Keogh says his Derby County team must keep their standards high as they get set to face Wigan Athletic at the weekend going in search of their fifth win on the bounce

Bent Enjoying Life Under McClaren

Darren Bent is loving life at Derby County with his recent run in the side following the return of Steve McClaren to the club earlier this season.

500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Result v. Wigan?
Suggested By: MikeC
Wigan win34%
Draw22%
Rams win44%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
15 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
16 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
17 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 27 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment