The 2017/18 campaign saw Derby County finish sixth in the Sky Bet Championship under Gary Rowett, whilst their fierce rivals Nottingham Forest struggled in mid-table.
Ahead of the new season, however, things have changed, with Derby now under the management of Frank Lampard and looking to take a different direction in their quest to secure promotion.
Whilst Derby are embarking on a new chapter, Aitor Karanka is putting his plans in place at the City Ground, with the Spaniard’s squad shaping up nicely ahead of the new season.
Karanka has made some exciting additions, including 20-goal striker, Lewis Grabban.
Here at FLW, we wanted to know who supporters thought would finish higher in the Championship next season – Nottingham Forest or Derby.
Here is a look at some of the debate from Twitter…
Lol Forest always start confident then by November it's all over ????????
— ToneBlues (@MSR_78) July 11, 2018
Derby could get relegated this season
— REDBEAR (@woolleybear7) July 11, 2018
Whoever gets more points ????
— michael (@mlbchubbs) July 11, 2018
Play offs count for nothing if you don’t go up.. and you lot should know that .. mind you good job for you that you never have won the play offs you could beat the 11 points in a premier season .
— ray (@ray317) July 11, 2018
I'm a Derby fan, but if the summer spending's any guide, they'll finish well above us 🙁
— ossieend (@ossieend) July 11, 2018
RT if Derby will bottle it again (whatever it may be this season) ????
— Kara (@XxKaraWxX) July 11, 2018
I have to go for the mighty Forest!
— Bring Back Shinty (@BBShinty) July 12, 2018
Derby are always up there at Christmas and by May it’s all over
— ryan leavesley ???????????????????????????? (@ryan_leavesley) July 11, 2018
Forest are building such an impressive squad, and they have every chance of competing next season.
For Derby, appointing Lampard has an element of risk, with many eager to find out how the Rams will manage.
Who will finish higher? Let us know your thoughts!
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