Derby County manager Gary Rowett has laid into his side following their 3-1 loss to Burton Albion yesterday, with the Rams manager questioning his team’s attitude and bravery amongst other things during the defeat.
In a report by the Nottingham Post, the Derby manager pulled no punched when asked about his team, and criticised his squad for not showing the desire to want to win the game, while also picking up the fact some of his players ‘pulled out of tackles’.
Rowett also likened the showing to the display against Sunderland, and said that displays against teams in the bottom two could well cost his team a playoff spot.
“If you play Sunderland at home and you play Burton Albion, they are both bottom at the time of playing them, and if you don’t capitalise on those games then you are going to come in for massive criticism – and we deserve everything we get.” added Rowett.
The result against the Brewers left Derby sitting outside of the top six for the first time since Rowett took over, and he will be hoping for a big response from his team in what is set to be a crucial two week period for the Midlanders.
Derby fans, what do you think to yesterday? Do you agree with Rowett? Let us know in the comments!