2:11 AM EDT, Thu August 25, 2016
Derby County's Chris Baird announces retirement from Northern...

Derby County's Chris Baird announces retirement from Northern...

Derby County's Chris Baird has announced his retirement from international football. The Northern Ireland player, who appeared for his country at this summer's Euro 2016 Championships, told the Belfast Telegraph that playing for his country in France was the icing on the cake. Baird won 79 caps for Northern Ireland over 13 years. He said: It was a tough decision because I have enjoyed every single minute that I have played for Northern Ireland. Read more: Derby County...
Derby County: Nigel Pearson names Rams side for his first league...

Derby County: Nigel Pearson names Rams side for his first league...

Darren Bent will lead the line for Derby County in their Sky Bet Championship season opener against Brighton & Hove Albion at the iPro Stadium on Saturday (3pm). Bent gets the nod ahead of last season's top scorer Chris Martin, who has to settle for a place on the bench. Meanwhile, there is a surprise at left-back, where Chris Baird starts in the absence of Marcus Olsson (concussion) and Craig Forsyth, whose partner has gone into labour. Baird's last game in a Derby shirt came at...
Derby County: Rams boss Nigel Pearson impressed by Chris Baird's...

Derby County: Rams boss Nigel Pearson impressed by Chris Baird's...

Nigel Pearson believes Chris Baird can play a part for Derby County this season with his experience and game know-how. Pearson was impressed by Baird performance in the 2-1 victory over League One side Chesterfield last night. Baird played 90 minutes at centre back. He [Baird] is a talented footballer and a good organiser, said Pearson. We have to try and get the blend right this season and with his experience and game understanding players like him can contribute to...
Derby County: Team news for Rams v Chesterfield

Derby County: Team news for Rams v Chesterfield

Derby County will play a 4-4-1-1 system in tonight's match against Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium in Shane Nicholson's Testimonial. Rams used the system in Saturday's victory at Walsall. Craig Bryson and Jeff Hendrick form the central midfield pairing with Andreas Weimann playing just off striker Darren Bent, who scored in the win at Walsall .Jamie Hanson returns to action for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a collar bone injury. Chris Baird is captain and lines up at...

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