4:47 AM EDT, Thu September 03, 2015
Derby County: Rams skipper Chris Baird apologises for 'shocking'...

Derby County: Rams skipper Chris Baird apologises for 'shocking'...

CAPTAIN Chris Baird has apologised for Derby County's shocking first-half performance against Leeds United. The Rams were booed off at the interval in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at the iPro Stadium. Tom Adeyemi's 43rd-minute header had given Leeds a deserved lead. The first half was probably the worst we've played all season, said Baird. We all know that - and we hold our hands up. We were shocking - it's as simple as that - and we apologise for that...
Derby County: Chris Baird called up to Northern Ireland squad

Derby County: Chris Baird called up to Northern Ireland squad

DERBY County skipper Chris Baird has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for their Euro 2016 qualifiers next month. They face matches against the Faroe Islands and Hungary. Michael O'Neill's side sits second in Group F, a point behind leaders Romania, and travel to the Faroe Islands on September 4 before tackling Hungary in Belfast on September 7. Sixty six of Baird's 72 international caps have been starts. His most recent cap came only a week before he signed for Derby this summer,...
Derby County: Chris Baird ready to step into midfield role

Derby County: Chris Baird ready to step into midfield role

SKIPPER Chris Baird is set to start in midfield for Derby County against Birmingham City. The experienced utility man has lined up at right-back in the three Championship matches to date but he has moved into midfield due to injuries during the games. And injuries continue to hit Derby hard. Jeff Hendrick and Jamie Hanson have joined Will Hughes and Craig Bryson on the sidelines. Hendrick (dead leg) and Hanson (concussion) suffered knocks in Tuesday's draw against Middlesbrough and miss...
Derby County: Chris Baird pledges '100% improvement' against...

Derby County: Chris Baird pledges '100% improvement' against...

CHRIS Baird has assured Derby County fans they will see a 100% improved performance from their team this weekend. The Rams return to Championship action against Charlton Athletic today – in their first home match of the season. Paul Clement's men will be looking to put Wednesday's Capital One Cup first round defeat at Portsmouth swiftly behind them. And skipper Baird is confident the players can do just that following a disappointing display at Fratton Park. We'll...
Derby County: That was not good enough, says Rams skipper Chris...

Derby County: That was not good enough, says Rams skipper Chris...

CAPTAIN Chris Baird accepted that Derby County's performance against Portsmouth was not good enough. The Rams were beaten 2-1 by their opponents from League Two at Fratton Park in the first round of the Capital One Cup. Speaking after the game, summer signing Baird pulled no punches. No excuses. Portsmouth were the better team and deserve to be in the hat, he said. We didn't get going from the start. I don't know why. Not a single one of us deserved...
Derby County: New captain Chris Baird expecting big things from...

Derby County: New captain Chris Baird expecting big things from...

NEW skipper Chris Baird is expecting big things of Derby County this season. The main aim is promotion, he said ahead of the opening Championship fixture against Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium today. Derby were beaten play-off finalists in 2014 and sat in the top six for seven months last season before a collapse in form saw them drop to eighth. This summer has seen plenty of change at the club. New head coach Paul Clement was appointed two months ago and seven...
Derby County: Chris Baird honoured to be captain, Keogh praised

Derby County: Chris Baird honoured to be captain, Keogh praised

DERBY County's new captain Chris Baird is honoured to be handed the armband and cannot wait for the season to start. Baird showed a lot of leadership qualities in pre-season, according to head coach Paul Clement, who says the Rams squad contains a number of leaders. Clement has also described as first class the reaction of Richard Keogh to the change of captain. Keogh had been skipper for the past three seasons. Baird is one of the seven new signings made by Derby this...
Derby County: Watch Chris Baird talk about being named Rams...

Derby County: Watch Chris Baird talk about being named Rams...

DERBY County have confirmed that summer signing Chris Baird will captain the Rams for the 2015-16 season. Baird spoke to the media at the club's pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's Championship opener at Bolton Wanderers. Here's what the experienced Northern Ireland international had to say... *Read more of today's top news stories here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Looking for a new job? Visit our Jobs Channel to see all the latest vacancies
Derby County: Skipper Chris Baird has important role to play,...

Derby County: Skipper Chris Baird has important role to play,...

PAUL Clement says newly-appointed captain Chris Baird will have an important role to play for Derby County this season. Baird has been confirmed as Rams skipper following his summer move to the iPro Stadium. The experienced 33-year-old takes over from defender Richard Keogh. Chris Baird will be our captain this year, said Clement. He has shown a lot of qualities during pre-season. Chris has an important role, as a leader, which is why I've picked him. The...
Derby County: Chris Baird confirmed as Rams captain for 2015-16...

Derby County: Chris Baird confirmed as Rams captain for 2015-16...

CHRIS Baird has been confirmed as Derby County captain for the 2015-16 season. Baird joined the Rams this summer on a free transfer after being released by Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. The versatile 33-year-old, who can operate in defence or midfield, has a wealth of experience from spells with West Brom, Fulham and Southampton. Baird, who spent time on loan at Reading and Burnley last term, has also been capped 72 times by Northern Ireland. He has previously worn the...

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