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Wayne Rooney MISSES Derby’s clash at Reading due to ‘cold-like symptoms’ but Man Utd legend tests negative for Covid

DERBY boss Wayne Rooney will miss their crucial Championship tie with Reading today after suffering from ‘cold-like symptoms’.

An hour before kick-off, Derby posted on Twitter: “The boss isn’t here today as he’s unwell with cold-like symptoms, but he’s tested negative for Covid-19.

Wayne Rooney will not be present at Derby’s clash with Reading at the Madejski Stadium

“In line with protocols, he’s stayed home as a precaution and will keep in touch with our coaching staff throughout the afternoon.”

Derby travel away to the Madejski Stadium without their manager to take on relegation rivals Reading after winning their last three league games.

Rooney is the latest of a number of managers forced to watch their teams from home in recent weeks – including Jurgen Klopp, Mikel Arteta and Steven Gerrard.

Their fine run of form has taken them within four points of Barnsley in 23rd, but the Rams remain bottom of the pack due to their 21 point deduction.

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