England international Jack Wilshere has been invited to train with Derby County with the hope of signing for the English Championship club if the experienced campaigner impresses manager Wayne Rooney and his coaches.


Derby County boss Rooney and Jack Wilshere were teammates with the England national team for many years. Rooney has since transitioned from player to manager. The Manchester United legend joined the Rams in a player-coach capacity around two years ago.

Rooney was then given the Derby County job after Dutchman Philip Cocu led the club to the bottom of the table. The ex-Liverpool, Manchester United and D. C. United striker impressed a great deal as an interim manager at Pride Park with help from his coaching staff including fellow Ex-Premier League players Shay Given and Liam Rosenior. Rooney led Derby out of the relegation zone and he was able to keep the club in the Championship.

Derby County manager Rooney was the brain behind the trial handed to Jack Wilshere as he looks for more options ahead of the new English Championship season. The club recently had its transfer embargo lifted thus giving Rooney and his coaching staff the opportunity to get more players in for the new season.

Rooney and Derby County have struggled for numbers in preseason due to the inability to sign players because of the transfer embargo. Rooney has had to work with less than ten first team players in recent weeks.

Jack Wilshere would be hoping to win a contract at the end of his trial with the Rams. The Arsenal Academy graduate is a free agent after he was released by Bournemouth this summer. He played 17 times for the Cherries in all competitions as the club failed in its bid to win a place in the Premier League. Bournemouth were beaten by Brentford in the Championship playoff semifinals last season.

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