Paul Warne says Arsenal loanee's injury feels like David McGoldrick departure

Tyreece John-Jules will likely be out for the rest of the season
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Derby County's young Arsenal loanee Tyreece John-Jules recently suffered a heartbreaking hamstring injury that will likely sideline him for the rest of the season.

John-Jules had only just recently returned from an injury that he suffered in September and so for him to be out again is a big blow for the striker.

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Having just made 12 league apperances for the Rams, it seems like his time at Pride Park is all but over.

Manager Paul Warne was a big fan of the 22 year-old, something that he emphasised when speaking to the press ahead of tonight's clash with Exeter City.

He told Derbyshire Live: “I have been reaching out to him and he seems okay. The first few days are the worst and then you get your head around it as a footballer.

“He’s sorely missed really because when we lost Didzy [McGoldrick] last year, we lost that little bit of magic in the team that could create something out of nothing and JJ was the best answer to Didzy.

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“I’m not saying he was Didzy, by the way, but he had a similar skill set in that he was difficult to mark and was confident to have the ball in tight areas. It’s sad for the group that he has gone.”

David McGoldrick became somewhat of a fan hero in his short one year spell with the Rams. He scored 25 goals in all competitons last season before leaving for boyhood club Notts County in the summer.

David McGoldrick moved to Notts County on a two-year deal this summerDavid McGoldrick moved to Notts County on a two-year deal this summer
David McGoldrick moved to Notts County on a two-year deal this summer

Since then, the 35 year-old has scored 11 league goals in 27 matches. Warne has given John-Jules high praise by comparing him to McGoldrick perhaps suggesting just how gutted he is to lose the young striker to injury.

Only time will tell how big the impact on the Rams' promotion charge will be after having lost John-Jules.