Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney will take sole charge of the Derby County team for their league game with Championship newcomers Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday. The decision was taken by the four-man Derby

County management of Liam Rosenior, Justin Walker, Shay Given and Wayne Rooney himself. The decision was reached after the Rams were condemned to the bottom spot of the English Championship table on the back of the 3-0 thumping received at Middlesbrough. Britt Assombalonga, Michael Clarke (own goal) and Mavin Johnson got the goals for the hosts.

Wayne Rooney is not expected to be in the Derby County squad for the visit of Wycombe Wanderers at Pride Park on Saturday evening. The next two league games, including Wycombe Wanderers, are very important for Wayne Rooney and his Derby County coaches. After the home game with Wycombe Wanderers later this weekend, the Rams will also play another Championship newcomer in Coventry City at home next week. As things stand in the English Championship, also known as the second tier of English football, Derby County are last on the 24-team table and they are six points off the last safe place presently occupied by Coventry City.

Derby County are in the relegation zone with next league opponents Wycombe Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday who were docked six points at the start of the season. Sheffield Wednesday were punished by the English Football League (EFL) for breaching spending rules. They were given a 12-point deduction at first before it was reduced to six points.

Sky Sports revealed that the four-man management team at Derby County met on Thursday to decide that Wayne Rooney take the mantle of leadership ahead of the league game with Wycombe Wanderers. Wayne Rooney and the others have been in charge since Dutch tactician Philip Cocu was sacked for poor results during recent the November international break.

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