Derby County head coach Paul Warne has admitted that it is not set in stone whether Tyreece John-Jules will return to Arsenal in January once his loan deal expires.
The 22-year-old moved to Pride Park during the summer transfer window which was the sixth loan spell of his infant career so far, having spent time with the likes of Lincoln City, Ipswich Town, Blackpool and even Doncaster Rovers.
John-Jules made two appearances for the Rams at the beginning of the campaign but suffered a thigh injury during the first international break in September which has kept him out of the team ever since.
The injury was initially tipped to sideline the striker for a month, with his return expected in October. However, John-Jules has remained absent amid Derby’s inconsistent form this season.
The England U21s international was loaned to Derby County for a half-season but this deal is almost up, with John-Jules preparing for a return to Arsenal, particularly if he doesn’t recover from his injury quickly.
Nevertheless, speaking in a recent interview, head coach Warne has admitted that there is a chance Derby extends John-Jules’ stay at Pride Park until the end of the season, but can offer no guarantees [quotes via the Derby Telegraph]:
“With every loan and every player, you assess all the time what you have got. There are players in our squad not getting game time who might think I am not playing I will want to go somewhere else.