Derby County manager Wayne Rooney is hoping to find out more about the extent of goalkeeper David Marshall’s back injury that the player suffered in Friday night’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.

It wasn’t the best of nights for the Scotland international. He arguably could have done better with James Garner’s 33rd minute opening goal. Nine minutes later, Marshall was forced to come off with the back injury.

Rooney hopes that the injury isn’t too serious, and the 35-year-old will be back in action soon. Rooney also isn’t sure if Marshall’s injury affected his ability to save Garner’s goal, but the goalkeeper will know that he should have done better in that situation.

“Should have done better”

“David should have done better for the goal; I am sure he will be the first to say that” he said (official Derby County website).


David Marshall suffered a back injury (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Whether that was down to his injury, I do not know, but hopefully he is alright. We will see how he is in the morning and what the issue is” the Derby boss concluded.

Scotland boss will be concerned

One man who will hope that the injury isn’t serious is Scotland boss Steve Clarke. Scotland has World Cup qualifiers next month. At the moment Marshall is the first-choice goalkeeper for the national side, and if fit he will likely start those qualifiers.

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David Marshall is Scotland’s first-choice goalkeeper (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Clarke will hope that the injury isn’t a bad one, and the player can take his place as number one goalkeeper. Derby return to action on Tuesday against Cardiff City. By that time you would imagine that the extent of Marshall’s injury will be known.

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