Teden Mengi made his second Derby County appearance on Tuesday evening, featuring for the majority of the match as his new side stole three points late on against Wycombe Wanderers.

The England youth international played for 80 minutes at right-back before being replaced by Nathan Byrne as the Rams snatched a 2-1 win on the road thanks to Andre Wisdom’s late winner.

Speaking to RamsTV after his side’s recent victory, Wayne Rooney commented on the performance of the Manchester United loanee.

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HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 16: Teden Mengi of Derby County in action with Daryl Horgan of Wycombe Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wycombe Wanderers and Derby County at Adams Park on February 16, 2021 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

“I thought he did okay, getting his body in, some great headers, some great clearances,” said the Derby boss.

He added: “It was his first game in the Championship. I felt with Teden and Fozzy [Craig Forsyth] coming in, it gives us that added height which I felt we would have needed tonight, which we did.”

 

Short and sweet, but a verdict on the youngster’s performance nonetheless from Rooney who now has a choice to make for the Rams’ clash with Watford on Friday night.

Should Matt Clarke be available following his knock picked up against Wycombe, you would assume he would keep his place in the starting eleven.

Mengi has also taken to Twitter to admit that he is ‘delighted’ to have made his full Derby debut and his first senior start in football, celebrating a big three points and a great night for him on a personal level.

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