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Wayne Rooney ready to play for Derby County, frustrated over having to wait

Wayne Rooney dives into his role at Derby County and how players have responded to his presence.

Wayne Rooney said on Friday he was frustrated at not being able to feature for Derby County before his stint as player-coach officially begins in January.

The 34-year-old striker, Manchester United and England's most prolific scorer, signed an initial 18-month deal at the Championship side and will also work with the first team as he chases his dream of being a manager.

Rooney, who last played for MLS side D.C. United in October, said he was raring to go on his return to England after receiving...

Wayne Rooney given rousing ovation from Derby County fans

Wayne Rooney was in the Derby County dugout for the Rams' 1-1 draw with QPR. Watch the Championship on ESPN+.

Former England captain Wayne Rooney was given a rousing reception before taking his place among Derby County's coaching staff for the first time at the start of his 18-month stint as player-coach at the Championship club.

Rooney watched from the dugout as Derby drew 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers at Pride Park on Saturday.

England's all-time leading scorer, who is not eligible to play until January, had his name chanted by Derby fans when he was introduced to supporters on the field before kickoff....

Ghana's Adomah looks to strike again for Forest in East Midlands derby

He may be just over a week late for Halloween, but Albert Adomah will look to haunt Derby County again on Saturday, when the Rams travel to face the Ghanaian's Nottingham Forest in the latest edition of the East Midlands derby.

Adomah helped the Reds pile on the pain in the previous meeting of the two teams, a League Cup clash in late August, which was won 3-0 by Forest. Adomah opened the scoring, before further goals from Joe Lolley and Joao Carvalho secured an emphatic triumph.

The mutual enmity...