Breaking: Derby County plans to pay a hefty sum to acquire an experienced striker…

Although many fans were demanding for manager Paul Warne to be fired after the Rams had an uneven start to the season, they had a fantastic second half of the season and finished second behind champions Portsmouth.

As Warne assembles his team for the Championship, it has been a busy summer at Pride Park thus far. A number of key players, including Joe Wildsmith, Scott Loach, Conor Houirhane, Korey Smith, Martyn Waghorn, and Dwight Gayle, have left the team due to contract expiration.

Midfielder Ben Osborn, who joined from Sheffield United, is Derby’s only new addition thus far this summer. The club also plans to recruit Jerry Yates, a striker for Swansea City, on a loan, so transfer activity will continue.

When Kayden Jackson’s contract at Portman Road officially expires this weekend, the Rams will sign him to a three-year contract, according to Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas.

Jackson came from Accrington Stanley to join the Tractor Boys in the summer of 2018, but when the team was promoted to the Premier League, he was let go this summer.

The 30-year-old had mixed results during his time in Suffolk, but he played a significant role in the team that was promoted from League One to the Premier League in the previous two seasons.

A Derby County fan pundit renders a decision regarding Kayden Jackson’s impending signing.

Shaun Woodward, a Derby County supporter for FLW, acknowledges that he has reservations about Jackson’s arrival because of his lacklustre goal scoring history, but he still believes the striker can succeed at Pride Park.

“As for Kayden Jackson I’m not convinced he makes us better, but he does give us some versatility in the wide areas and can go up front as well,” added Shaun.

“Although he hasn’t been particularly productive in his career, I believe that Nathaniel Mendez-Laing wasn’t either, and he came to Derby and found a home. Perhaps Jackson could be that kind of player who comes to Derby, finds a home, and gives us a few really good years.”

“Although I don’t think Jackson will help us, I wouldn’t be disappointed if we signed him. We need guys, and he might pull off a Mendez-Laing, so in a year we’ll be sitting here talking about how smart we were to sign him.

“Hopefully two good players in, and with Osborn and a new custodian, we’d start to look like we’ve got quite a competitive squad, so hopefully it’s all going to be good.”

Derby County could have made a wise acquisition in Kayden Jackson.

Though it is hard to argue with Shaun that Jackson hasn’t scored many goals, he might be a useful signing for Derby despite his lacklustre goal total.

As Ipswich was promoted to the Premier League last season, Jackson contributed three goals and five assists in 33 appearances. Kieran McKenna had faith in Jackson, as evidenced by the fact that he started key pivotal games towards the end of the season.

His ability to play out wide or up front will be a valuable asset to the Rams’ offensive line. If given the opportunity to be a consistent starter at Pride Park, he could be able to return to his peak performance.

Yates and Jackson’s impending arrivals, along with Osborn’s deal, indicate that Warne is aiming for Championship experience this summer. This might be a wise move as Derby looks to solidify their place in the second division.

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