Derby dropped further ground in the race for the Championship top six with a 0-0 draw at home to Stoke City last night.
Frank Lampard’s side have undergone something of a wobble of late but Bristol City’s failure to seize control of sixth spot in the league has left the race for that final play-off spot red-hot coming into the closing weeks of the season.
This is the time of year when the Rams usually fade away and Lampard’s task is to stop that now traditional meltdown happening again.
Getting into the top six is the minimum requirement for the Chelsea icon so his side need to start turning draws like last night into wins and increased firepower holds the key.
That’s a matter for another day, but perhaps the best news to come out of last night’s stalemate was the emergence of yet another Rams debutant.
Despite heavy investment in a squad that of course has high hopes, Lampard has found space for young blood as and when he can as well and Jayden Lawson was the latest youngster to make his debut last night.
That got the fans excited on a night when perhaps there wasn’t too much cheer and we’ve put together some of the best reaction to Lawson’s cameo off the bench…
Our youth system is still pulling out some top, talented lads.
— Richard Fairbrother (@NidoRich) March 13, 2019
Happy for a team full of Jaydens if that's the way Frank wants to go! 👊👏👍
— Phil Ruston (@PRuston) March 14, 2019
Lively, glad franks giving these boys a chance…cant wait to see more of him, well played Jayden🐏
— shelly haywood (@shellyhay) March 14, 2019
Well done lad 💯🔥
— sam bunting (@bunts_sam) March 13, 2019
Great debut by the lad well done
— MARK PLUNKETT (@MARKPLUNKETT3) March 14, 2019
Excellent debut Jayden!! 👏🐏
— Joy Crackle (@JoyCrackle1) March 14, 2019
Congratulations Jayden 👏🏼🐏
— Stefan Broo🐑e (@StefanBroome) March 13, 2019
Looks decent and not out of place!!! Hope to see a few more appearances from him and others
— Rikki Lee Harrison (@rikkibobbie88) March 13, 2019
Played really well, the experience around the quad won't do him harm aswell
— Will (@Will25347482) March 13, 2019
Young Troy deeney
— Joseph Harris (@joey231195) March 13, 2019
@JaydenLawson7 baller⚽️ can't wait to see more from you
— ًًben (@ftblBen_) March 13, 2019
inches from a pen and inches from the free kick going in
— John Clement (@GeekayClement) March 13, 2019