All posts tagged with: Johnny Russell

Derby v Blackburn: neglecting the youth

A few years ago, Derby and Blackburn were both clubs that gave youth a chance. Steve McClaren built on Nigel Clough’s good work with Derby’s academy while Gary Bowyer had been an internal appointment at Blackburn. Both teams seemed to benefit from having lots of young, eager players around the squad. Things have gradually changed.… Read more →

Battling Burton beat sluggish Rams

Jackson Irvine’s first half header gave Burton Albion a 1-0 win in their first ever league game against Derby County. The local visitors had by far the more expensively-assembled squad, but their players showed a lack of bravery and desire, qualities shown in abundance from the hosts. Early on, Burton allowed Jason Shackell and Richard… Read more →