Derby supporters are taking inflatable snakes to Stoke on Wednesday because they plan a reunion with Gary Rowett.
Three-thousand Derby fans will be at the bet365 Stadium, with many likely to take the objects to wave at Rowett, who walked from the club in-may controversially.
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Rowett guided Derby to the play-offs last season but departed to become listed on Stoke following club’s relegation to the Championship. It really is understood one of many reasons Rowett thought we would quit Pride Park was after being informed his wage bill will be slashed almost in two.
Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard succeeded Rowett and has steered Derby in to the play-off positions before Tuesday night’s games, while Stoke are looking forward to lift-off in the next tier still.
But Rowett insists no regrets are had by him over leaving Derby and is ready for a hostile reception.
“I’m looking towards it if I&rsquo quite;m being perfectly honest because every second Derby fans sing abusive songs about me is another second or minute they’re not singing songs supporting their very own team,” he said.
“Should they desire to bring inflatables, which I’ve heard, it’s likely to be windy really.
“So those inflatables could possibly be at risk of blowing away, and secondly I purchased shares in an exceedingly popular inflatables shop in Derby recently and I’m seeking to raking in the gains forward.
“I’m not naming myself in exactly the same sentence in virtually any real way, form or shape, but if Jose Mourinho will get booed by the Chelsea fans, for winning three titles, then your rest folks mere mortals will get booed at any true point in virtually any game.
“It’s not me against Frank Lampard, it’s Stoke City versus Derby County. We have been both attempting to do our best and both desire to win the overall game.”