Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to praise Patrick Roberts following his latest display and call for Wayne Rooney to try and re-sign him this summer.

Roberts joined Derby from Manchester City during the January transfer window.

Middlesbrough Neil Warnock praised Roberts despite a subdued loan spell at Boro earlier this season and predicted he would fit better with Derby’s style of play.

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It took the tricky winger while to get going at Pride Park, but his latest performances are starting to show exactly why City once paid £12 million for his services.

Taking to Twitter after Derby’s 2-1 defeat at Blackburn, some Rams fans felt Roberts was their side’s best performer and is making a case to re-sign him this summer.

 

Roberts featured in a fluid front four including Kamil Jozwiak, Tom Lawrence and Louie Sibley and the interchanges between them often left Blackburn scrambling.

Lawrence deservedly gave Derby a first-half lead. However, Rovers hit back just before the break and went on to find a second-half winner through young loanee Harvey Elliott.

Roberts caused the hosts problems in possession throughout. He created two key chances, while one mazy dribble was reminiscent of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

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A lack of a cutting edge, however, has been Derby’s problem throughout this season and they again were left to rue missed opportunities as they fell to a third straight defeat.

If Derby are to have any chance of re-signing Roberts this summer, then preserving their Championship status is imperative as the former Fulham man is levels above League One.

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