Wayne Rooney has expressed his delight at Derby County being able to bolster their squad for the second half of the 2020/21 season.

The final day of the mid-season Transfer Window was on Monday of this week, with the deadline 11pm passing with the Rams bringing in five fresh faces.

Rooney moved to sign Teden Mengi (Manchester United), Lee Gregory (Stoke City), George Edmundson (Rangers), Beni Baningime (Everton) and Patrick Roberts (Manchester City) all joining on loan deals until the end of the season.

Mengi and Edmundson will provide further options in central defence, Baningime will offer another body to call upon in midfield while Roberts and Gregory provide further attacking reinforcements.

“Monday was a busy day in terms of getting the paperwork and registrations done, but we got everything done on Saturday night with the players,” Rooney told RamsTV.

“I was delighted with the work that we got done and the players we got in; I am excited to see them train and play games.

“We have some options now, certainly more than recently. When you look at the bench recently there has been a few young lads there.

“They have deserved those places there and I would have no problem putting them on, but there are certain moments in games when you need that experience to come on and change the game or give you something different.”

Mengi, Gregory, Baningime and Roberts arrived fit and available for selection.

Edmundson, however, is at the back end of his rehabilitation work after undergoing a hernia operation at Rangers recently.

Rooney believes the 23-year-old is set to resume training next week.

“George is getting a bit of treatment,” Rooney said. “He will be ready for next week.”