Derby County are looking to recover from their recent Carabao Cup loss to Sheffield United this weekend when they face arch-rivals Nottingham Forest at Pride Park.
Although the Rams were forced to take inspiration from the free agent market this summer due to their transfer embargo, they have had a relatively positive start to the 2021/22 season in the championship.
Derby underpinned their 1-0 win over Hull City with a respectable point in their duel against Middlesbrough last Saturday.
After Rooney decided to give some club academy alumni the chance to showcase their talent against the Blades earlier this week, he is expected to make a number of changes for the Rams’ showdown with Forest.
One of the people who is unlikely to be in this particular duel is David Marshall, who has not appeared for Derby this season due to the presence of Kelle Roos and Ryan Allsop.
With the transfer window closing on Tuesday, the goalkeeper has been linked with a move to a Premier League team.
Marshall is reportedly on Liverpool’s radar, according to the Daily Mail, while Jurgen Klopp’s side is believed to be keeping an eye on Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard as well.
During his debut season with the Rams, Marshall made 33 appearances for the club in the championship in which he conceded nine goals.
The goalkeeper made three appearances for Scotland at Euro 2020 when his country was eliminated from the tournament in the group stage.
Joshua Cole from GIVEMESPORT says …
Given that Liverpool are currently enjoying the services of Alisson Becker, Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher, it would be a shock if they chose Marshall.
While Derby may be ready to part ways with the goalkeeper in the coming days to make room for a potential new player, they may have to look elsewhere for a potential suitor.
For Marshall’s sake, it could be argued that he should aim for a permanent move from Pride Park as he is no longer guaranteed regular first-team football at the derby.
Provided the Rams can maintain their consistency this season, they may not necessarily miss Marshall if he decides to end his stint at the club.
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