‘No one at Derby knows anything’ – Millwall’s Jed Wallace details conversations with struggling Rams friends, while revealing what Wayne Rooney needs to do to help the Championship club rebuild


Millwall star Jed Wallace has revealed his Derby County friends ‘don’t know any more than we do’ regarding the uncertainty at the club.

The Rams endured a season like no other after receiving a 21-point deduction to enter administration, while facing the long and bumpy road to securing new ownership.

Wallace was full of praise for the work done by Wayne Rooney

Reports suggest club administrators Quantuma were due to name their preferred bidder for the club over the weekend, but that decision has yet to be made.

There are suggestions that none of the bids met the financial requirements of the deal.

As a result, Derby could be awarded an additional points deduction if the bids applied fail to comply with EFL insolvency regulations.

On the pitch, Wayne Rooney’s side have shown real fighting quality this season, but still find themselves bottom of the league with the prospect of relegation to Ligue 1 looming.

This caused unrest among supporters who were kept in the dark about club affairs.

But, according to Millwall star Wallace, it’s not just the fans who are unaware of the state of the game, but the players too.


Speaking to The EFL Show on talkSPORT 2, Wallace said: “The crazy thing is that the normal football fan thinks he’s hiding things from us, but when I talk to my friends at Derby they don’t know more than what you’re doing.

“Nobody knows anything.

“What I will say is that Wayne Rooney has done an incredible job. The coaches, the leaders in the locker room like Tom Lawrence, Curtis Davies, Richard Stearman and Colin Kazim-Richards, they’ve done incredibly well.

“The fans, every single one of them, deserve a huge pat on the back. They have invested their money to watch their team even though they are probably fighting against impossible circumstances.

'No one at Derby knows anything' - Millwall's Jed Wallace details conversations with struggling Rams friends, while revealing what Wayne Rooney needs to do to help the Championship club rebuild
Rooney has been urged to keep Derby’s talented youngsters if their current circumstances allow it
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“We played there on a Tuesday night and there were around 27,000 people there, it was unbelievable. Fair play for them.

“I think everyone wants them to stay up but it looks like it will be a step too far for them but they have a fantastic young manager and a lot of good young players which you hope if the club survives they can build the club around Jason Knight, Eiran Cashin, Max Bird and those guys moving forward.

“You just hope these good players don’t get taken out of club football because they really start from scratch.”

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