Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on manager Wayne Rooney’s criticism of popular young attacker Louie Sibley after the Millwall defeat.

Sibley came onto the field with 20 minutes remaining and Derby trailing 1-0.

The popular attacker came closest to grabbing an equaliser for the Rams, hitting the crossbar from close range following an excellent in swinging corner from Nathan Byrne.

Derby County v Barrow - Carabao Cup First Round
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Derby pushed for a point but ultimately came up short.

Rooney felt his forwards needed to offer more in his post-match talk, before singling out Sibley for criticism which sparked several Derby fans to respond on social media.

 

Sibley broke onto the scene last season, scoring on his full debut against Blackburn Rovers before netting a hat-trick in the 3-2 win at Millwall in the first game post lockdown.

The 19-year-old totalled five goals and two assists in the last nine games of last season.

But this year, Sibley has struggled to get going. He has made just three league starts since Wayne Rooney took charge, his last coming in the 4-0 defeat at Cardiff City.

Some Derby fans feel Sibley has been given little game-time to make a difference. Moreover, when brought on, he is often played out of position as he replaces a wide player.

Derby County v Cardiff City - Sky Bet Championship
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It remains to be seen what Derby decide to do with Sibley this summer.

A recent report by Football League World claimed it is likely he will be sold on, with Leeds United chief Victor Orta previously saying how he was being monitored by the Whites.

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