Martyn Waghorn set to return to Derby County a year after the club failed to offer him a new deal

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Martyn Waghorn is set to return to Derby County just one year after the club failed to offer him a new contract, as Rams look to win promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt

  • Martyn Waghorn’s last act as a Derby County player was to score a vital penalty
  • He was then allowed to leave the club due to major financial issues at Pride Park
  • The 32-year-old attacker spent last season at Coventry City but scored just once
  • Waghorn is now close to agreeing a move back to join Liam Rosenior’s Derby

Coventry City forward Martyn Waghorn is poised for a return to Derby County.

The 32-year-old left Derby last summer after his contract ended. 

He had finished his time there by scoring the penalty against Sheffield Wednesday that preserved their Championship status.

However, with financial crisis tearing through the club, he was not offered a new deal and moved to Coventry.

Thirty-two-year-old striker Martyn Waghorn scored just once in his time at Coventry City

Thirty-two-year-old striker Martyn Waghorn scored just once in his time at Coventry City

Liam Rosenior is now looking to bring him back to Derby, where he remains a fan favourite

Liam Rosenior is now looking to bring him back to Derby, where he remains a fan favourite

He made 29 appearances for Coventry last season, scoring just once.

Waghorn is now poised for a return to Pride Park where he remains a favourite among fans.

The vastly experienced striker, who has made more than 400 career appearances with 10 different clubs, is viewed as someone who can help Liam Rosenior in the dressing room and lead on the pitch as they look to push themselves out of League One at the first attempt.

Waghorn has had a nomadic career but has played more game for Derby than anyone else

Waghorn has had a nomadic career but has played more game for Derby than anyone else

Despite his nomadic career, Waghorn has played more games for the Derby than any other side, with 123 appearances to date.

Derby face Barnsley at the weekend and the striker could be in contention if a deal can be processed before lunchtime on Friday.

Talks are continuing with all parties keen to get a deal resolved quickly.

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