McClaren: I think there will be changes at Derby this summer

Steve McClaren

Derby County manager Steve McClaren has predicted there will be changes at the club ahead of next season.

Derby County manager Steve McClaren has explained to the Derby Telegraph what he sees as the main difference for the Rams heading into the summer compared to last year.

McClaren has hinted that there will be changes at the club throughout the summer and pre-season period as the Rams look to make promotion into the Premier League a formality over the 2015/2016 campaign.

“I think there will be changes. Whereas last time we wanted stability, I think this time things need to change and that will be the message,” said McClaren.

“There are still good players here who can take Derby County forward. Our determination is to do that.”

Derby will be one of the sides in and around the top six in the Championship next season and they have a lot going for them as McClaren looks to improve the squad.

The club have a solid infrastructure and a good pool of resources, which will help them compete for the very best players at Championship level.

The main issue that McClaren will be looking to address is the blip, which developed at the club towards the end of last season.

Injuries piled up and with McClaren having to chop and change things on a weekly basis, the side slid away from the top of the table eventually to a position just outside the play-off places.

The main aim for next season will be to win the division or finish second, which would then bypass the lottery of the play-offs, putting them club back to where many will feel they belong.

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