UK time is: 05:00:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Clough Apologies To Fans

Nigel Clough has apologised to all Derby County fans following their embarrassing exit from the FA Cup to Crawley Town on Monday evening. Rumours surfaced in relation to his position with the club when neither Clough nor any members of his backroom staff appeared to speak to the press after the defeat but Tom Glick has publicly backed his manager in the interim period. Speaking to the official website in relation to the defeat Clough said:

'I acknowledge it has embarrassed our supporters and for that we are very sorry. This apology isn't just for the fantastic travelling support who made the journey but also the thousands of Derby County supporters who care passionately about this great club. Our focus now is on bouncing back against Watford on Saturday in the Championship."

Goals from Craig McAllister and Sergio Torres gave Crawley a Fourth Round trip to Torquay United and few could argue that they didn`t deserve their victory on a miserable night for The Rams. Despite a goal from Miles Addison in his first start for nearly a year The Rams didn`t seriously threaten the Crawley backline in the final half hour and fell to defeat injury time. Whilst Clough apologised for the defeat he also pointed to the progression having been made in the league with his side eight points better off than at this point last season. He continued:

'In terms of league form we have shown progression this season and last, and it is important not to lose perspective on that despite bitter disappointment. Results like Monday's and away to Nottingham Forest live long in the memory and we don't expect the supporters' hurt to disappear quickly. However, we do believe we can still give them a productive second half to the season, with the team trying to play in a manner which is exciting and enjoyable to watch.'

For the statement in full please see the official site and click here.




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: MikeC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 12 2011

Time: 12:48PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

Rams Made To Work For Win (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Stats: Derby County v Bournemouth (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Fulham Next Up In Cup (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Martin Double Wins Points (Monday September 29 2014)

Stats: Bolton Wanderers v Derby County (Monday September 29 2014)

Rams Ease Past Reading (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Stats: Derby County v Reading (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Keogh and Hendrick In Ireland Squad (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Keogh Extends Deal (Tuesday September 23 2014)

Rams Come From Behind To Claim Point (Sunday September 21 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
1. Norwich 10 6 2 2 11 20
2. Forest 10 5 5 0 10 20
3. Watford 10 6 2 2 8 20
4. Derby County 10 5 4 1 9 19
5. Ipswich 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Wolves 9 5 3 1 5 18
7. Charlton 10 4 6 0 4 18

Breaking League News

Rotherham : 30/09/2014 23:41:00
Hornets Win Enthralling Brentford Encounter
Watford : 30/09/2014 23:31:00
Wigan : 30/09/2014 23:29:00
Karanka rues missed opportunity
Middlesbrough : 30/09/2014 23:23:00
Two First Half Goals Give Millers All Three Points
Rotherham : 30/09/2014 23:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do The Rams still need to strengthen?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Goalkeeper 4%
Fullback 12%
Central Defender 45%
Midfield 10%
Wide Attacker 7%
Central Striker 15%
Nowhere 7%