Rangers loanee George Edmundson was again stuck on the sideline as the defender continues his recovery from a hip injury – but he could finally make his Derby County debut this week when the Rams face Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday.
Edmundson completed a deadline day loan move to Pride Park, joining Wayne Rooney’s side until the end of the season, but has missed both games since signing, including yesterday’s 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.
The central defender has been training with Rooney’s side and the England legend admitted earlier this week that Edmundson could face the Chairboys, saying: “He has joined in bits of the sessions this week and he had his first full training session today (Thursday). He’s doing really well, Saturday will be a bit too soon for him to be involved but he might be an option for me on Tuesday depends on how he is the next few days” [Derbyshire Live].
Edmundson hasn’t featured for Rangers since September’s away win at Motherwell and his seven-game ban for breaching Covid guidelines with Jordan Jones seemed to signal the beginning of the end for him at Ibrox.
After losing his shirt number to Jack Simpson at the start of the month, Edmundson will have a massive fight on his hands to revive his Gers career once his loan is completed.
If he does make his Rams debut against Wycombe, he could go up against future Rangers team-mate Nnamdi Ofoborh as he sees out the campaign on loan at Adams Park.
One of Gerrard’s deadline day signings caught the eye yesterday as the Light Blues eased past Kilmarnock at Ibrox