Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has provided an injury update on leading goalscorer Colin Kazim-Richards after he was subbed off during the Rams' last game, a 1-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Stoke City at the weekend. In his post-match press conference after the Stoke City game, Wayne Rooney revealed that his topscorer was not able to play the entire game against the Potters as he's still struggling with the hip injury that made him a doubt ahead of the league meeting with Stoke City. Colin Kazim-Richards picked up the hip injury in the battling draw with Premier League promotion chasers Brentford last week. Wayne Rooney and his Derby County players came from two goals down to earn a point at home to the London club via a 2-2 draw. Lee Gregory and Louie Sibley scored in the second half to secure a priceless point in the battle to survive relegation in the English Championship.

Lee Gregory scored against Brentford but he was ineligible for the Stoke City game since the Potters are his parent club. Jacob Brown scored the winning goal in the final 16 minutesas Stoke City beat Derby County 1-0 at home at the weekend. The result against the Potters took the recent winless run for Derby County to seven games in the league. It is the first poor run under Wayne Rooney since the ex-England national team skipper became the Derby County manager at the end of last year.Wayne Rooney would be hoping to use the current international break to rediscover the winning formula for his team especially with the Luton Town clash on the horizon. The ex-Everton and Manchester United striker would be hoping to have Colin Kazim-Richards back in full fitness for that Luton Town game after the international break. The player was replaced by Tom Lawrence after 63 minutes of the Stoke City match as he was struggling with a hip issue. Colin Kazim-Richards has scored seven goals in 24 starts for the Rams this season.