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​Derby prepared for Stoke approach for boss Rowett

Championship Derby County would strongly resist any approach from Stoke City for boss Gary Rowett.

The Potters have yet to make contact with Derby as they look to replace Mark Hughes, who was sacked on Saturday.

It is understood Stoke would like to speak to Rowett, along with Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill.

However, a source has told the BBC that Derby would not welcome an approach for the 43-year-old as the club battles to gain promotion to the Premier League.

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