Revealed Jan 03, 2020
Jan 03, 2020 IST
Wayne Rooney will captain Derby County on his Rams debut after being named of their beginning XI for Thursday’s Championship conflict at residence to Barnsley.
Rooney’s return to English soccer comes after the previous Three Lions skipper ended his spell enjoying for MLS aspect DC United.
Manchester United and England’s all-time main goalscorer has been handed the armband after being included within the Derby crew by his new boss Phillip Cocu.
Ex-Everton ahead Rooney signed for Derby final August and has been coaching with the Rams since his contract with DC got here to an finish once they missed out on the 2019 play-offs.
Derby beat Charlton Athletic 2-1 at Satisfaction Park on Monday to finish a poor run of seven Championship video games with out a win.
The Rams are 17th within the desk and can be hoping Rooney, who can also be a coach on Cocu’s backroom employees, can encourage an increase up the league.