Wayne Rooney says he is relegating Scotland number one David Marshall to third-choice at Derby County for younger goalkeeping options.
Kelle Roos and new Derby County signing Ryan Allsop will be the English Championship club’s two main goalkeepers this season. Marshall joined the club last summer and has made 47 Scotland appearances. The 36-year-old – who’s 37 is March – was Steve Clarke’s number one at Euro 2020 and played a key role in the qualifying campaign.
Rooney says Marshall has to consider his options with Derby County minutes set to be limited (DL): “Throughout the season you never know what happens. I think Ryan is a very good signing for us and will be great competition for Kelle. Obviously we have got David Marshall just behind them, pushing to try and play.
“The situation is I’m looking to the future of this football club. Obviously Kelle Roos and Ryan Allsop are younger lads.
“David Marshall is a fantastic goalkeeper but ultimately you have to make a decision and my decision is to go with the two younger lads because I feel there is still potential there. I fully respect David Marshall as a person, as a goalkeeper but these are the tough decisions you have to make.”
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