Derby hatmakers have described the situation in the Derby ranks as “terrible”.
Ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Warriors at Derby, the Derby hat manufacturer was forced to issue a statement after announcing it would not be able to supply Derby’s first team with hats for the game.
Derby have said they are working to have hats made available for the match at the Gabba.
The statement read:”The Derby hat industry is in dire straits as we wait to see if we can get any new hat makers in to supply the Derby players.
Derby hats have always been one of our biggest selling items at Derby’s stores and we are desperate to get some new players into the team.”
The game is going to be played in front of an extremely large number of people and with our players in such dire strait times, we simply can’t afford to lose our hats.
Our hats are our mainstay and we cannot afford to let the hat industry down any longer.””
Our hats have become an iconic part of Derby’s identity and we know many Derby fans have a huge fondness for Derby hats.”
Our hats are our mainstay and we cannot afford to let the hat industry down any longer.
“In a statement issued after the game, Derby’s head of merchandising, Rob Wilson, said:”We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Derby community for their continued support and patience in the face of the dire straiton.
We are all heartbroken by this situation and will do everything we can to get the players back in the game as soon as possible. “
To our players, we would like you to know that we will be working with our suppliers to ensure our players receive the best quality and quality of gear possible.”
We are all heartbroken by this situation and will do everything we can to get the players back in the game as soon as possible.
“Derby fans and the entire Derby community would like our thoughts to be with them during this time.”
Derby’s manager Ian Holloway said the club would do everything it could to keep players available for Wednesday’s match.
“They’re our club, we’re going to do everything in our power to get them back into the game and that’s why we’re so disappointed,” Holloway told Sky Sports News.
“There are no players who have not been playing well for us this season and it’s a shame they’re all gone.”
You see what’s going on at the moment and the whole situation is really unfortunate and we’ve got to put our heads down and make sure that the players are ready for the first game.
“I know we’ve lost a lot this season but this is a situation where it’s not going to get better.”
It’s just not going in the right direction and I’m sure we’re all going to work together to try and get them through the next game and try to get through this.