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Derby boss Rooney urges administrators to act quicker to secure new owner

Derby boss Wayne Rooney has called on the administrators to act quicker to find a buyer for the club.

The former Manchester United captain has thrown his weight behind US businessman Chris Kirchner's attempt to take control of Derby though he admitted he was unaware of the identity of other interested parties.

Rooney sought to provide reassurance about the club's future it was reported they faced liquidation if the administrators cannot agree a deal with the taxman to reduce Derby's outstanding bill of £29million – though he is frustrated at the pace of proceedings with the club in administration since September 18.

"The situation is moving forward," he said. "I want it to move more quickly but it takes more time than we all want.

"From my point of view there are quite a few potential buyers. I've already spoken about Chris Kirchner, who is interested in the club. It's not a lack of people wanting to come in, it's purely getting it over the line.

"A lot of details need to be sorted before that can happen. A lot has gone wrong over the last few years which needs sorting before new buyers come in."


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