Te Wierik returns to FC Groningen from Derby County

Defender Mike te Wierik has left Derby County to re-join Eredivisie side FC Groningen. Starting his career at Heracles Almelo and making 144 league appearances, the Dutchman then made 89 appearances for Trots van het Noorden between 2017 and 2020, before leaving for Pride Park on a free transfer. Te Wierik was named Groningen captain …

Wayne Rooney appointed Derby County manager

Derby County have appointed Wayne Rooney as permanent manager. The Rams sit 22nd in the Championship table after defeat at fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday and an FA Cup exit to Chorley. Phillip Cocu was sacked in December with Derby bottom of the table, having arrived at Pride Park in July 2019. New manager Rooney joined …

Isaac Hutchinson leaves Derby on loan to League Two high-flyers

Derby County U23s midfielder Isaac Hutchinson has moved on loan to League Two side Forest Green Rovers. The former Brighton academy prospect will spend the rest of the season at the New Lawn, where Mark Cooper’s side have been enjoying a promising campaign. Rovers sit third in League Two at time of writing, behind Newport …