Derby County Football Club

I am an avid Derby County supporter and have been for many years and so I fully appreciate the passion, commitment and loyalty of all the Rams fans. I met with a representative from Derby County this morning, who has updated me on this urgent situation. I am deeply concerned about the future of Derby County, a founding member of the football league, and will work with my fellow Derbyshire MPs to secure an urgent meeting with Nigel Huddleston MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage and Civil Society and Tracey Crouch MP, who led the independent review of football governance.

I give my full support to resolving this ongoing situation between the EFL and Derby County as soon as possible. Derby County Football Club plays a huge part in the lives of people in my constituency, impacting the city’s economy and businesses - an essential foundation of Derby’s community.

I am committed to ensuring the survival of Derby County Football Club and will publish any updates on my website.