If you’re a Derby County fan, it’s safe to say this Championship season hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts.
The Rams are languishing in the relegation zone and despite Nigel Pearson’s appointment, they’ve struggled to get going on many occasions this term.
They’ve lost four of their opening eight fixtures and despite picking up a vital win against fellow strugglers Preston, they’re looking nowhere near as good as they should be.
Star players aren’t performing to a high enough standard and they’re going to need to pick it up pretty quickly if they are to find any success this season.
Many of their stars have been brandished overrated by disgruntled supporters and it’s brought back memories of past players who failed to make the grade, despite so much being expected.
So with that in mind, we want to open the vault and take a look at some past Derby players who failed to live up to expectations.
Here’s THREE over-hyped players who never quite made it at Pride Park…