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Cocu is happy that the ‘key link’ Rooney makes his debut on the bench for Derby County

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Cocu is happy that the ‘key link’ Rooney makes his debut on the bench for Derby County

28 nov-2019 16:39
28-11-19 16:39
Recent updated: 31 minutes ago
Updated: 31 minutes ago

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Derby County manager Phillip Cocu is pleased to see Wayne Rooney on Saturday in the thuisduel with Queens Park Rangers for the first time, will be involved in the team. The 34-year-old attacker will be the assistant coach to sit on the bench.

“It’s a positive for him and for the club that he will be there”, said Cocu, who is this season’s coach of Derby County, on Thursday, at his press conference. “It’s great that the fans can see it. Wayne will be involved on the board and we will be able to benefit from the experience.”

Rooney was signed at the beginning of August, already has a contract for one and a half season at Derby County in England’s second-highest level of play. The top goal scorer of all time, the English national football team (53 goals) will be an assistant and a player, but he’s only been in since January speelgerechtigd.