6:05 PM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014
DERBY COUNTY: Steve Nicholson says Zak Whitbread's patience is a...

DERBY COUNTY: Steve Nicholson says Zak Whitbread's patience is a...

ZAK Whitbread has yet to taste defeat in a Derby County shirt.The 30-year-old defender has made 10 starts and helped the Rams to six wins and four draws.Whitbread has been with Derby for a year.Only 10 first-team games in the past 12 months is not many, nowhere near as many as he would have liked, but his story has been one of patience and belief.Patience in that he has waited for his opportunity in the side, belief in his own ability when the chance arrived.Jake Buxton's hip problem...
Derby County's Zak Whitbread not giving up on American dream

Derby County's Zak Whitbread not giving up on American dream

DERBY County defender Zak Whitbread says he has not given up hope of playing international football for the United States.Whitbread, who was born in Texas, has represented the USA at youth level but is yet to be capped by the senior side.The centre-back is hoping that if he can earn an extended run in the Rams team, he can catch the eye of national boss Jurgen Klinsmann."I've definitely not given up hope," said 30-year-old Whitbread."I'm still working hard to achieve that and it's something...
Derby County defender Zak Whitbread focuses on positives after...

Derby County defender Zak Whitbread focuses on positives after...

ZAK Whitbread admitted Derby County were left frustrated by their goalless draw against Millwall - but was keen to focus on the positives.The Rams were unable to break down the Lions at the iPro Stadium on Saturday.However, they extended their unbeaten run to 10 games and kept a fourth successive clean sheet.I'd be lying if I said the lads weren't a little frustrated but it wasn't to be, said Whitbread, who was recalled at centre-back in place of Ryan Shotton.On the flip side...
Half-time: Controversy as Derby County and Millwall go into the...

Half-time: Controversy as Derby County and Millwall go into the...

DERBY County endured a frustrating goalless first half against Millwall at the iPro Stadium.The visitors left the field the happier of the two teams, with the match very much in the balance.Referee Mark Haywood dished out six yellow cards in the opening period - three to each side.Derby were quick out the blocks but Jamie Ward was off target with two efforts inside the first three minutes.In the ninth minute, Lee Gregory's goalbound shot was blocked by Zak Whitbread after good work from...

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