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Why is David Nugent a big statement signing by Derby County?

A proven goalscorer in The Championship is often the key to success and ultimately promotion. Look no further than the recent teams to be promoted, Burnley’s Andre Gray, Hull City’s Abel Hernandez, and last season Jordan Rhodes was instrumental in Middlesbrough’s campaign. The ambition around Derby County has been clear in recent years. However, achieving it has proven to be tough for …

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EFL Championship: Analysing the hunt for promotion

With the New Year around the corner, The English Football League Championship hasn’t disappointed thus far.   The half way point of the season was reached on Boxing Day, with the promotion race heating up with every 90 minutes of football. The Christmas top six after the weekend’s fixtures featured Brighton and Newcastle as the top two, which many would’ve predicted prior to the start of the season. …

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Can these Fulham and Derby youngsters secure a Premier League move soon?

Over the last few years, the Football League has become a conveyor belt for talent into the Premier League, particularly of use for the smaller clubs in the Premier League. With the Football League providing the perfect environment for young talent to showcase their abilities and allowing for the exposure to first team football and direct match experience.   The …

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Is the re-appointment of Steve McClaren a good move for Derby?

After severing ties with Nigel Pearson just months into his reign as Derby County manager, the club have decided to re-appoint Steve McClaren on a two-year-contract. The former England boss is returning to Pride Park just 17 months after he was sacked by the Championship club. It is a safe appointment from Derby as they know exactly what they are …

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How has Nigel Pearson implemented a new system at Derby County?

Three years of ‘what could of been’ have finally taken their toll on a beleaguered Derby County squad, with manager Nigel Pearson taking the brave decision to begin breaking up the team that had been so near, yet so far, on three occasions. When the former Leicester man was hired, Foxes fans warned Rams fans that Pearson was not afraid to …

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Should Derby sign one of this trio in their push for promotion?

With a new era at Derby County fully under way, we are now able to reflect on the first week of the season. Nigel Pearson’s first three competitive games in charge of Derby has seen an expected victory in the cup over Grimsby Town, a respectable draw against last year’s third best, Brighton, and a disappointing defeat yesterday to Barnsley. Considering …

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Is this Derby icon surplus to requirements?

“With new managers always comes change. New backroom staff, new systems, new signings and new personalities are all to be expected with a change of regime at a club. These changes can ruffle feathers, restart careers, and totally transform clubs’ fortunes. Derby’s appointment of Nigel Pearson hasn’t quite seen a drastic turn around yet, but it has cast doubt over …

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Just how important is this 31-year-old midfielder to Derby County?

After just four appearances last season, the input of new coaching staff at Derby County and interest from the likes of Wigan Athletic, it has been heavily rumoured that Jake Buxton may leave the iPro Stadium this Summer. Since his arrival from Burton Albion with Nigel Clough in 2009, Buxton has made over 150 appearances for the Rams and up until last season, when …

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Just how much is Jeff Hendrick worth to Derby?

Ever since his breakthrough into the first team during the 2011/12 season, Derby’s Jeff Hendrick has always threatened to reach the heights first predicted for him by those who witnessed his rise through the club’s academy. However, at 24 years old, it may only be now that he is beginning to show the quality he’s always had, having endured seasons …

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Does Euro 2016 create new hope for Derby County's Irish Midfielder?

International competitions always throw up players that surprise people and Euro 2016 is no different. There have been plenty of upsets and glorious victories, with plenty of players making a name for themselves on the international stage for the first time and attracting a lot of attention in the process.   One such player is Derby’s Jeff Hendrick. Having come …

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