Prospective new Derby County owner Erik Alonso has taken to Twitter to comment ahead of the final day clash with Sheffield Wednesday while appearing to taunt Dejphon Chansiri.

Derby host the Owls in what could be a relegation decider.

The Rams are three points clear of Wednesday but with an inferior goal difference.

Stoke City v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship
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An Owls victory will relegate Derby, but anything other than a win for Darren Moore’s side will see the Yorkshire club drop into the third tier for the second time in the past decade.

Rotherham United, meanwhile, are two points behind Derby. The Millers would relegate both if they beat Cardiff City away and the Rams fail to pick up all three points.

But Rotherham missed their chance to leapfrog Derby in midweek, drawing 0-0 at Luton Town which prompted Alonso to cite ‘just one more victory’ on his Twitter account.

Alonso has agreed to take over Derby from Mel Morris. The Spaniard, however, is waiting EFL approval and he will be desperate for the Rams to preserve their Championship status.

 

A Derby draw would be good enough to relegate the Owls, and Alonso has a history with Wednesday following a spell there earlier this season as advisor to Dejphon Chansiri.

Alonso quit his role after citing irreconcilable differences, while the Yorkshire Post claim the Spaniard saw an eight-figure fee turned down as he tried to buy the club.

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Chansiri later criticises Alonso, with the Owls owner claiming how the ‘advisor’ uses social media to get approval from fans while claiming he couldn’t be trusted (The Star).

Alonso’s latest tweet including a waving hand with the initials DC, therefore, is somewhat ironic as a Derby victory would send Wednesday and Chansiri down to League One.

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