2:56 AM EDT, Tue May 03, 2016
Live blog: Richard Keogh lands double at Derby County awards...

Live blog: Richard Keogh lands double at Derby County awards...

LIVE updates throughout the day, including all the latest Derby County news and views. The Rams extended their unbeaten run to five matches on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Sky Bet Championship promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday. Derby trailed to a stunning strike from Barry Bannan but substitute Darren Bent headed a late equaliser with his first touch of the game. It was only Bent's second league goal of the season and left the Owls still not sure of joining the Rams in the...
Tea-time teaser - test your Derby County knowledge

Tea-time teaser - test your Derby County knowledge

TEST your knowledge of Derby County in the play-offs. READ: Darren Bent says whole squad has been made to feel part of promotion push The Rams are assured of a place in the Championship top six this season as they aim for promotion to the Premier League. See what you can remember from the Rams' previous play-off encounters in our quiz.
Talking point: Rams striker Darren Bent shows he still knows...

Talking point: Rams striker Darren Bent shows he still knows...

DARREN Bent has started just one league game in 2016 and he had not seen any first-team action in the previous six matches before the Sheffield Wednesday game. Players out of the side for lengthy periods lose their match fitness and sharpness, understandably, but Bent showed his striking instinct is still intact. Derby County trailed to Barry Bannan's fine strike when Bent was sent on after 81 minutes. Within a minute, he had headed the Rams level. His movement in the build up to the...
Talking point: Decision to hand Will Hughes Derby County start...

Talking point: Decision to hand Will Hughes Derby County start...

DERBY County handed Will Hughes his first start in more than eight months when George Thorne was ruled out of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday by a sickness bug. Some Rams fans on hearing the team news questioned the decision to start with Hughes as the holding midfielder. Would it not be better to fit a round peg into a round hole and go with fit-again Jamie Hanson, some asked. Hughes' inclusion was the right decision for a number of reasons. Talking point: Steve Nicholson...
Talking point: Derby County displaying a key quality in promotion...

Talking point: Derby County displaying a key quality in promotion...

TO be successful in the play-offs, a team needs to possess many qualities. Resilience is one, and Derby County have displayed this in the past two matches. They have found themselves trailing in both and yet have fought back to take a point or three. At Ashton Gate on Tuesday, Bristol City rocked Derby by scoring twice late in the first half to lead 2-1. The Rams could have come out second half feeling sorry for themselves. They didn't. Instead, they roared back at City and won...
Talking point: Steve Nicholson reflects on potential play-off...

Talking point: Steve Nicholson reflects on potential play-off...

A GOOD match-up between two of the Championship's leading teams provided a possible indicator of the tussles and tests that await in the play-offs. Derby County had already confirmed a top-six finish before Saturday's 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday at the iPro Stadium. They will be joined in the play-offs by Hull City, their likely semi-final opponents, and one of Brighton, Middlesbrough and Burnley. Wednesday will also be there if they avoid defeat in their next match at home to...
Live Rams blog: Reaction to Derby County's draw with Sheffield...

Live Rams blog: Reaction to Derby County's draw with Sheffield...

LIVE updates throughout the day, including all the latest Derby County news and views. The Rams extended their unbeaten run to five matches on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Sky Bet Championship promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday. Derby trailed to a stunning strike from Barry Bannan but substitute Darren Bent headed a late equaliser with his first touch of the game. It was only Bent's second league goal of the season and left the Owls still not sure of joining the Rams in the...
Road to play-offs: Darren Bent says whole squad made to feel part...

Road to play-offs: Darren Bent says whole squad made to feel part...

DARREN Bent says head coach Darren Wassall has made Derby County's fringe players feel part of the Rams' promotion push. Bent has found his time on the pitch limited this season as Chris Martin continues to be the team's talisman up front. But the former England striker popped up to score with his first touch after coming on as a substitute to earn Derby a 1-1 draw against Sky Bet Championship promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday at the iPro Stadium on Saturday. It was only his second...
Video: Derby County 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday - match highlights

Video: Derby County 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday - match highlights

WATCH match highlights from Derby County's 1-1 draw with Sky Bet Championship promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday at the iPro Stadium on Saturday. The Rams came from behind to earn a point and extend their unbeaten run to five matches. Barry Bannan put the Owls ahead in the 69th minute with an excellent strike. But substitute Darren Bent netted an 82nd-minute equaliser for the home side. Bent headed in Johnny Russell's cross from the left - his first touch after coming off the...
Derby County: Darren Bent glad to help out Rams with late...

Derby County: Darren Bent glad to help out Rams with late...

DARREN Bent was pleased to get a rare chance to contribute towards Derby County's promotion push against Sheffield Wednesday. Bent came off the bench and scored with his first touch to earn the Rams a 1-1 draw at the iPro Stadium on Saturday. The former England striker headed in Johnny Russell's cross from the left in the 82nd-minute to extend Derby's unbeaten run to five matches as they prepare for the Sky Bet Championship play-offs. Time on the pitch has been at a premium for Bent of...
Darren Wassall hails Rams goalscorer Darren Bent after equaliser...

Darren Wassall hails Rams goalscorer Darren Bent after equaliser...

DERBY County head coach Darren Wassall has spoken of his delight for Rams marksman Darren Bent after his goal against Sheffield Wednesday. Bent took less than two minutes to score as Derby drew 1-1 with their play-off rivals at the iPro Stadium. Fernando Forestieri had put the Owls ahead with a cracking strike. Wassall, speaking to Sky Sports, said: We created enough chances to win two games but Fernando Forestieri scored a great goal for Sheffield Wednesday. Darren Bent scored...
Derby County: Rams fans react to the draw with Sheffield...

Derby County: Rams fans react to the draw with Sheffield...

A CRACKING goal from Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri and a thumping header from Derby County's Darren Bent - less than two minutes after coming off the substitutes' bench - saw honours end even at the iPro Stadium. The Rams had dominated the televised match, which kicked off at 12.30pm, but Forestieri broke the deadlock before Bent levelled for Darren Wassall's side. Here is what you have been saying on social media: Darren Bent quietly sits on the bench for weeks and then...
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Derby County: Rams duo Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann comment on...

Derby County: Rams duo Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann comment on...

DERBY County duo Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann have revealed their sadness at seeing former club Aston Villa relegated from the Premier League. Bent and Weimann both joined the Rams last summer from Villa, whose relegation was confirmed by Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford - with four games still to play. It will be the first time the Birmingham-based club have been out of the top flight since 1987. Former England striker Bent took to Twitter to say: Sad to...
Derby County: Former Rams boss Paul Clement linked with Swansea...

Derby County: Former Rams boss Paul Clement linked with Swansea...

FORMER Derby County head coach Paul Clement has been linked with a return to management - at Swansea City. Clement has had talks with the Premier League club, according the The Sun. Francesco Guidolin is currently in charge of Swansea on a deal until the end of the season, having arrived in January. Brendan Rodgers is also in the frame for a return to his old club, says The Sun, along with Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal. Derby handed Clement his first head coach role last...

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