The news that Brighton had sacked Chris Hughton after the last game of the season came as a surprise to many. Hughton job never seemed to be under threat despite the poor second half of the season and several of his former players have come out to express their support for the Englishman.
One of such players is Derby County defender Curtis Davies who posted a message on Twitter expressing his disappointment in the decision. Davies played under Hughton at Birmingham in 2011 and became one of the leaders in the team.
Curtis Davies has finally laid into Mateusz Klich for just kicking off the contention during the win of Leeds by 2-1 against the club of Bolton on the last match when he literally poured water back of Joe Williams.
A foul by the Ezgjan Alioski in the very 2nd
half resulted led to coming together between both of the teams and confronting each other, but it was exacerbated by the actions of Klich as Davies thereafter claimed that he was actually “nowhere to be visible” after that incident took place.
Steven Davis, the former midfielder from Aston Villa is closing on a return to Rangers according to reports. The captain of Northern Ireland has just made 6 appearances in this season for Southampton and the clubs of Premier League are agreeing to grant him a switch in the transfer window of January. He is talking to Rangers in regards to the return to Ibrox and is reportedly pretty excited to sign the 18 month’s deal with the side of Steven Gerrard.
Davis started with his professional career by playing with Aston Villa after he joined the club as a young player in the year 2002.
Leicester City are expected to decide within the next 24 hours whether the players will be ready to play Cardiff City on Saturday after the news of the death of their much-loved owner VichaiSrivaddhanaprabha.
At the present moment, the plan for the fixture is that it will be played. However, the mental state of the club as well as the players is being put into consideration and the Premier League officials are quite sensitive to the trauma such situation just have caused.
Derby County manager Frank Lampard has heaped praise on David Nugent after the Englishman stood out during the club’s pre-season program. The 33-year-old has shown exceptional form since returning from the season-break and he contributed a goal and an assist during the recent 2-1 triumph over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Pride Park.
Speaking after the Wolves game, Lampard was full of praise for the former Leicester City man and was pleased that the veteran lead by example up front, he said: “David Nugent pre-season, wow! From the moment that we came in we have been amazed at his work rate in training every day, the smile on his face and his professionalism.He has been incredible in terms of running the line and every day in training he is the same.You almost want to tell him to slow down sometimes, because he will chase everything.You need somebody like that up there.”
There are reports that Derby County are targeting Bristol City man Bobby Reid this summer. Derby new manager Frank Lampard is looking at spending money to get the Robins’ player. However to get this the coach might have to sell striker MatejVydra first.
Premier League sides Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion are looking to sign Reid as well so Lampard must offer up to £8 million to seal the deal for the talented 25-year old.
Derby County have enjoyed an impressive run this term in the English Championship. They remain in contention for a promotion to the top flight next term.
They are fifth place now, even though they are just ahead of sixth-placed Middlesbrough on goal difference and a point ahead of seventh-placed Bristol City but they have a game in hand. Read More
Curtis Davies is disappointed that the team Derby County lost their lead following their 1-1 draw at Pride Park Stadium. The player admitted that they could not match the energy levels of Sheffield United, hence their inability to win the first game of the year 2018.
The Rams went ahead through Matej Vydra in the 24th minute but Leon Clarke drew level for The Blades before the half hour mark. The visitors fought hard throughout the encounter and deserved a share of the spoils.
Curtis Davies says anybody can lead the line at Derby County. David Nugent, Chris Martin and Sam Winnall have all started for the team in recent weeks as the manager found best. Martin started the new term before Nugent replaced him. He netted twice against Bolton but he has been replaced by loanee Winnall.
Winnall scored as Derby played a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City but against Cardiff, he struggled. Martin was called on but the game ended in a goalless draw. Coach Gary Rowett does not have a stable pick, rather he calls anyone that can get the job done. With the East Midlands derby match against Nottingham Forest, there is no known man to lead the pack.
Derby County defender Curtis Davies believes that his team can challenge for promotion this season despite their poor start to the campaign.
Indeed Derby County has been beaten by Wolves and draw with Sunderland since the commencement of the season.
Curtis Davies believes that the season is still long and that there are plenty of matches for the team to recover their form. He said that there are some good players in the team and that they have the necessary skills and experience to mount a serious push for promotion.
Curtis Davies has already won promotion back in the past with Hull City and said that he is aware of the demand of this league. He said that it is not enough to be a good team, but you need to work harder than the opposition.
He said that the competition is always tough in the Championship and will demand a physical battle in every game. Read More