The fate of “Rams” was officially decided by the deceased, who won with the midfielder of “Hoops” Luke Amos, although in fact there was a dangerous financial situation of the club, which led to administration and the “nail in the coffin” counting 12 points – paved the way for First League since September.
After the game, Derby boss Rooney admitted that dropping out of the league was a “weird feeling” but insisted he felt “proud” given all he and his group of players had gone through during such a turbulent season. He also confirmed that he wants to stay.
“Yes, we took off, but I never saw the team take off, and the reaction from the fans seemed incredible to me,” Rooney told Sky Sports.
“I feel proud. It’s a wonderful feeling because of everything we went through as a group – the guys on the field, the staff, the fans. There was a lot of positive.
“The fans supported the guys all season [has been incredible]. Of course [I’m] frustrated, sad, upset. But proud [too]».
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Three years ago the Derby was 90 minutes from the Premier League after meeting Aston Villa in the final of the playoffs, but next season they will play in England’s third tier for the first time since the mid-1980s. My like destiny can change in a flash.
“In a sense, we can draw a line under everything that has happened and try to move this club forward. It must happen soon,” Rooney added.
“The takeover has to happen … if that happens, I want to stay and rebuild the club. If that doesn’t happen, I’m really afraid of where the club will end up.”