Derby County striker Martin Waghorn endured a disappointing Saturday afternoon when Wayne Rooney’s side slipped away in an attempt to ensure the safety of the championship.
Knowing that a win against Swansea City would secure the Rams’ place in the second elix before next season, despite taking the lead at Liberty Stadium, two second-half Swansea goals eventually saw Derby fall to their sixth straight loss. in the league, with a 2-1 loss leaving Rooney’s country in real danger of relegation to League 1 on the last day of the season.
Both Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday drew in their respective races against Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest, as well as Wycombe Wanderers, who secured a shocking victory against Bournemouth, the Derby now found themselves just three points above the whole trio with in the relegation places – with the final game of the Aries for the season, which essentially becomes a playoff playoff against the Owls in Pride Park.
In the match against Swansea, Martin Waghorn was easily one of Rooney’s worst players, with the 31-year-old winning a SofaScore match rating of just 6.2, ranking him the club’s second worst player of the day.
This disappointing rating is probably related to how ineffective the former Rangers striker was, as Waghorn failed to attempt for Freddie Woodman’s goal, making only seven of his 13 assists, failing with all three dribble attempts and lost possession of the ball 14 times in his 80 minutes on the field.
Should Waghorn start against Wednesday?
As such, it looks like Waghorn failed Rooney badly on Saturday, and if the 35-year-old manager decides to restart him in the decisive clash with Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, it’s essential for the striker to boost his game – or else Derby can play his football in the third level next season.
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