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Wayne Rooney Injures Jason Knight During A Derby Training Session

Wayne Rooney’s nightmare pre-season took another turn when it was revealed that the Derby boss was to blame for midfielder Jason Knight’s ankle injury, which might keep him out for up to three months.
With less than two weeks before the start of the new Sky Bet Championship season, Derby has only nine senior players registered, two of whom are goalkeepers, and Rooney has been helping out in training to make up the numbers.
Nevertheless, while the club was practicing at Pennyhill Park in Surrey last week, the manager engaged in a 50-50 challenge with Knight, damaging the Republic of Ireland international’s ankle.
Knight, who started all but three Championship games last season, is a big absentee for Derby.
With an ankle injury, Jason Knight could be out for up to three months. This comes as Derby continues to negotiate a transfer embargo release.
Derby executives are in talks with HMRC and the EFL, according to Sky Sports News, and are hoping that updated filings of the club’s books will appease the authorities and allow them to sign more players.
The limits were imposed by the EFL as a result of the following violations: Failure to furnish audited annual accounts Annual accounts not filed with Companies House Default in payments to HMRC Non-submission of audited accounts As things stand, the EFL will enable Derby to assemble a squad of 23 players of “professional standing” – a player who has appeared in a game in the League, the EFL Cup, or the FA Cup.
Derby currently has 19 players classified as such, and four more can be added.
Rooney stated that he will not leave, but warned the club that fielding a team for the start of the 2017 Championship season without substantial signings would be “difficult.”

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