UK time is: 12:30:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Clough: Early Goal Left Derby Chasing The Game

Having a large number of injuries, as has been the case so often for Derby this season, didn't help our chances against Bristol City on Saturday.

Even so, players injured or not, we were also again the architects of our own downfall with Nigel Clough conceding that chasing the match, as we did after falling behind in the opening minutes, made it even hard for us.

"The game typified our season. We already had 13 players on the injured list and Paul reported groin and hip problems just before the match.

That sort of thing certainly doesn't help. But we conceded two poor goals, failed to take our chances and ended up with nothing from a game in which we played well.

We made a dreadful start, conceding a goal so early, and were chasing the game from the opening minutes to near the end."

Clough was talking after the 2-1 defeat against Bristol City.

It'll be good to get this season behind us, take stock of what we have and what we want and then finally shape the squad as Clough wants it for next season and hopefully get some consistency about the team we put out and our performances on the pitch.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Gazza Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 26 2010

Time: 1:47PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

Vital Derby On Facebook (Sunday August 31 2014)

Vital Derby On Twitter (Saturday August 30 2014)

Vital Derby Needs You (Friday August 29 2014)

Reading Up Next In The Cup (Thursday August 28 2014)

Calero Puts Rams Through (Wednesday August 27 2014)

More International Call-Ups (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Rams Bring In Shotton (Monday August 25 2014)

Derby Hit Form Against Fulham (Monday August 25 2014)

Stats: Derby County v Fulham (Monday August 25 2014)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Norwich 5 3 1 1 5 10
5. Millwall 5 3 1 1 3 10
6. Charlton 5 2 3 0 2 9
7. Derby County 5 2 2 1 4 8
8. Brentford 5 2 2 1 2 8
9. Cardiff 5 2 2 1 2 8
10. Sheff Wed 5 2 2 1 1 8

Breaking League News

Boro sign winger
Middlesbrough : 01/09/2014 12:08:00
Official: Rovers Complete Duffy Deal
Blackburn : 01/09/2014 11:59:00
LUFC Grayson - Leeds link is wide of the mark
Leeds Utd : 01/09/2014 11:51:00
Oscar In Demand
Brighton : 01/09/2014 11:37:00
Leeds Recruitment Drive
Birmingham : 01/09/2014 11:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do The Rams still need to strengthen?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Goalkeeper 6%
Fullback 10%
Central Defender 39%
Midfield 7%
Wide Attacker 10%
Central Striker 21%
Nowhere 7%