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Derby captain thanks fans for support



Derby County captain Richard Keogh has expressed his thanks for the first time since the heartbreak at Wembley five days ago to Derby County’s fans for their continued support.

Keogh, 27, admits the manner of the defeat against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday still hurts. The Rams lost 0-1 to QPR in the last minute of the 90 to a Bobby Zamora strike to promote the R’s in front of a record 87,000 plus packed Wembley stadium.

Keogh, who left the Wembley pitch in tears said ”It still hurts, It is still raw and I am obviously really upset. I think what made it worse for me was that this group of players are not just my team-mates, they are my friends as well, but the supporters have been absolutely terrific.” said the former Coventry man.

”I have had a lot of texts. I don’t think my phone has stopped with the amount of people who have been saying things and it really means a lot. The fans were fantastic and I would like to think we did them proud.”

The Derby skipper is already thinking towards next season. ”With the way we finished the season, the attacking football we played and the intent we showed, the expectation will go up. We will just concentrate on what we can do, which is try to be better people and try to be better players.

Keogh also praised Derby head coach Steve McClaren. ”The head coach has been fantastic. His experience will help us and we can really attack it next year.”

Derby captain Richard Keogh thanks Derby fans for their continued support

Derby captain Richard Keogh thanks Derby fans for their continued support

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