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140 appearances for Derby County: How is Jake Buxton getting on?



Having spent over seven years at the club, Jake Buxton became a firm fan favourite at Pride Park with Derby County.

The centre back made 159 appearances for the Rams, scoring 13 goals and helping with nine assists along the way.

Perhaps his most famous moment in the black and white of Derby came in a 1-0 victory over east Midland’s rivals Nottingham Forest. At Pride Park, the defender scored a diving header in extra time to send the fans into delirium and give Derby the most satisfying of derby day victories.

His worst moment, undoubtedly came at Wembley in the play-off final when his slip, deep inside his own half, paved the way for a certain Bobby Zamora to volley into the top corner and obliterate Derby’s promotion dreams.

Despite this, he is still looked upon fondly in Derby and remains closer to the city than some supporters may realise.

Derby fans will remember Buxton leaving for Wigan Athletic in 2016. However, he remained at the club for just one season before returning straight back to the Midlands.

He is now just down the A38 in Burton-Upon-Trent playing League One football for Burton Albion. There, he works with another former Derby player and fellow defensive partner Shaun Barker who is amongst the club’s coaching staff.

So, how is the defender getting on with the Brewers so far this season?

In the opening six games for the club, Buxton captained the side to three wins in six games, keeping two clean sheets and even getting on the scoresheet in a 4-2 win against Oxford United.

This season, the centre back has kept four clean sheets in all competitions and been a big part of what has been a relatively successful start to the season for the team.

Burton sit in 14th but are just six points away from the play-off places with a two-game advantage over the likes of Coventry City and Rotherham United. His latest performance came in a 2-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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