The long hard slog of weeding out players has begun at Derby County as Jeff Kenna, Pablo Mills and goalkeeping player/coach Kevin Poole are released after it was decided not to renew any of these players contacts.
With Kenna (35) and Poole (42) being deemed too old to be in a side which many fans are looking to finish next season in a play-off place or higher. Pablo Mills is only 21 but again the new broom at Derby County has seen fit to sweep the defender out of the door at Pride Park.
These latest thinning of an already small squad follows on from the release of Tomasz Hajto who had only been at the club for four months after his move from Southampton. Rumours of unrest in the dressing room were blamed for the release of Hajto.
Now fans eagerly await the influx of new and hopefully younger talent to Pride Park. The only problem now is the fact Derby County do not have a manager and it is doubtful that a manager will be announced before next week. The successful applicant has a summer of rebuilding a Rams side torn apart by the previous Directorship and an untried manager who was woefully out of his depth at Derby County.