Crystal Palace appear to have lost their way over the Premier League season so far turning their exciting and fresh football of last season into timid performances that have cost them valuable points over their first seven outings. Indeed, the Eagles had rocky patches over their previous campaign and Patrick Vieira’s team were far from perfect finishing 12th, but the entertaining performances put on at Selhurst Park were promising and a perceived insight into a bright future for Palace.
Following their relegation to League One last season, Derby County are keen to find success this year in the hope of returning to the Championship at the first time of asking. The Rams got off to a strong start winning their first game of the season against Oxford United. However, having lost away at Charlton last weekend, there is still work to be done. This weekend, Liam Rosenior’s side host fellow relegated team Barnsley and ahead of the game, we take a look at how the Rams may line up for the game.
Derby County officials including manager Wayne Rooney are keen for Curtis Davies to stay at the club despite relegation from the English Championship. English journalist Alan Nixon said the Rams are prepared to offer Curtis Davies a new deal in the coming days.
Experienced central defender Davies was a regular in the Derby County XI during the latest league season filled with a lot of setbacks. The Rams were unable to stay in the Championship mainly due to a major points deduction. They were initially handed a 12-point deficit after the club went into administration, before a nine-point deficit was added for breaching English Football League (EFL) rules for a total of 21 points. Derby County boss Rooney and his players tried to avoid the drop with the points deficit, but they were unable to achieve the feat. In the end, they suffered relegation from the Championship to League One alongside Barnsley and Peterborough United. Read More
The English Championship duo of Hull City and Bristol City are in the race to sign experienced defender Curtis Davies who’s a free agent this summer with his contract with Derby County set to end. Curtis Davies will move to his next team on a free transfer on the back of being part of the Derby team that came close to avoiding relegation from the Championship despite a 21-point deduction in total for breaking EFL rules and going into administration.
Curtis Davies was one of the most experienced players in the Derby County team that suffered relegation from the English Championship to League One under the guidance of manager Wayne Rooney. He was a regular for the Rams over the course of the season. Curtis Davies played every Championship minute this season for Wayne Rooney and Derby County. The 37-year-old is a free agent this summer as he has a few weeks left on his Derby County contract. Read More
Derby County defender Curtis Davies has stated that the target is to catch Reading who are fourth from bottom on the English Championship with three teams expected to drop down to League One at the end of the current season. The veteran centre back talked about the Rams finishing above Reading in an exclusive interview with media outlet Hull Live. Curtis Davies was speaking ahead of the league meeting between Derby County and former team Hull City. According to him, Hull City are too far ahead of Derby County at the moment in the bid to escape relegation at the end of this season.
Derby County defender Curtis Davies has given an insight to the mentality amongst the players and the coaching staff at the club in their battle to stay in the English Championship beyond this season. Curtis Davies gave an insight into the Derby County mentality while he was on the Totally Football League Show podcast.
In football, sometimes, it’s usually unfortunate that some teams would dominate a particular match but will still end up winning the game. That was the case of Derby County as they failed to capitalize on the fact that they had 67% of possession but they still lost their match against Birmingham by 2-0. The match was played on Friday at St Andrew’s and it was an exciting contest only that Derby failed to make the most of their chances and they eventually had to lose all the three points to a more clinical Birmingham side that were largely unimpressive during most parts of the tie on Friday afternoon.
The first goal of the match was scored by Scott Hogan in the first half and it was only late on that Jeremie Bela doubled the lead for the home team. It was a tough afternoon for Derby County manager Wayne Rooney and his players as they tried to implement a new pattern of play that they introduced earlier this year but it did not work in their way. After the match, Davies revealed that it was not the happiest of moments for them as they failed to win a match that they dominated. He Saif that their manager Wayne Rooney brought a new tactical approach to the club and that they’ve been working on it for the past days but even though they have been doing well to adapt well to it, it was a huge blow on their confidence that they lost their game on Friday. Read More
Experienced defender Curtis Davies is officially a free agent after his contract with English Championship outfit Derby County expired at the end of last month.
Derby County centre back Curtis Davies has praised Hull City manager Grant McCann for the role he played in guiding the Tigers back to the English Championship after one season in the third tier of club football in England.
Reading star Michael Olise has been backed for a Premier League move this summer by Derby County defender Curtis Davies.