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Derby 1-1 Coventry: Wayne Rooney says he wants to manage Rams

Derby's players react after Gustavo Hamer's late goal

Wayne Rooney said he would "love" to become Derby County's full-time manager after Coventry City's injury-time equaliser denied him his first Championship win as caretaker boss.

The former Manchester United forward took over as joint-caretaker manager of the basement side in November following Philip Cocu's sacking.

The Rams are waiting for confirmation of a takeover by Abu Dhabi-based Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

"I honestly don't know [if I'll be in charge] - as I've said I'm confident in this job and this role, and of course I would love to do the job," said the 35-year-old.

"If not, I'll be here as a player but we've put plans in place and if they're not to be, at least the players have stability of knowing the plans for the next few weeks and can have something to work to.

"Hopefully the quicker the new ownership is done the better because I think a decision does need to be made. I've been asked to take the team until a decision is made and that's what I'm doing."

The Rams, bottom of the table and without a victory since 3 October, had looked set to end their long wait for three points when Colin Kazim-Richards gave them a late lead from Nathan Byrne's deep cross.

Jack Stretton had the chance to wrap the points up for the hosts but hit the crossbar from close range after Kazim-Richards had done brilliantly to tee him up.

Gustavo Hamer snatched a point for the visitors with a crisp low strike from the edge of the area after the Rams failed to clear a ball into the box.

The draw is the second time in two games that the Rams have had to settle for a point after taking the lead, with Wycombe also leaving Pride Park with a draw thanks to a late equaliser on Saturday.

They will be left to rue Stretton's missed chance as the teenager could only direct his close-range shot onto the bar when a goal would surely have secured the win.

Coventry, who equalised in the last minute to draw at Norwich on Saturday, will feel they were worth their point as they stretched their unbeaten run to four games thanks to Hamer's third of the season.

Derby visit Millwall on Saturday looking to end their 11-match winless run, while Mark Robins' men host Rotherham.

Coventry boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire:

"I thought we looked a little bit flat but we could have won the game 4-2. They've had a penalty shout and I think we had one that was nailed on.

"There's things to be unhappy about but there's things to be happy about. The togetherness is brilliant and Gus took the goal brilliantly. There's only one player you want the ball dropping to.

"For us it's a decent point after a difficult period. We've got accept it and move on having been down 1-0 so late in the game.

"It's a step forward for us to go four unbeaten."



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Marshall
  • 12ByrneSubstituted forDaviesat 90'minutes
  • 2Wisdom
  • 16ClarkeBooked at 87mins
  • 26Buchanan
  • 5BielikBooked at 68mins
  • 8Bird
  • 38Knight
  • 25HolmesBooked at 64minsSubstituted forStrettonat 80'minutes
  • 10LawrenceSubstituted forJozwiakat 80'minutes
  • 13Kazim-RichardsBooked at 11mins


  • 3Forsyth
  • 4Shinnie
  • 7Jozwiak
  • 17Sibley
  • 18Whittaker
  • 21Roos
  • 33Davies
  • 39Stretton
  • 49Hector-Ingram


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Wilson
  • 23Dabo
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 21McCallumSubstituted forØstigardat 85'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 38Hamer
  • 11O'HareBooked at 72minsSubstituted forBakayokoat 89'minutes
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forJobelloat 77'minutes
  • 18Giles
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forBiamouat 77'minutes


  • 2Østigard
  • 4Rose
  • 8Allen
  • 9Biamou
  • 10Jobello
  • 14Sheaf
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 22Camp
  • 41Bapaga
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Coventry City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jason Knight (Derby County).

  4. Post update

    Leo Østigard (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Derby County 1, Coventry City 1. Gustavo Hamer (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Curtis Davies replaces Nathan Byrne.

  7. Post update

    Jack Stretton (Derby County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Colin Kazim-Richards.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Callum O'Hare.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gustavo Hamer (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  10. Booking

    Matthew Clarke (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Clarke (Derby County).

  12. Post update

    Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Leo Østigard replaces Sam McCallum.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Derby County 1, Coventry City 0. Colin Kazim-Richards (Derby County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Nathan Byrne (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Jack Stretton replaces Duane Holmes.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Kamil Jozwiak replaces Tom Lawrence.

  20. Post update

    Lee Buchanan (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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