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Harry Wilson assesses Derby County’s hopes of Championship survival

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Fulham winger Harry Wilson has claimed it will be “a very, very difficult task” for former club Derby County to stay up but added that they “have nothing to lose”.

The Rams have been deducted a total of 21 points by the EFL this season, for going into administration and breaking profitability and sustainability guidelines, which leaves them currently bottom of the table with 0 points.

Despite their impressive win over Bournemouth on Sunday, Derby remain 15 points away from safety and look like the favourites to get relegated this season.

They travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham this evening and a familiar face will be waiting for them.

Wilson starred while on loan at Derby in the 2018/19 campaign and says he has “nothing but fond memories” from his time at Pride Park.

On the topic of the Rams’ current struggles, he told FFCTV: “To see a club that you feel so strongly for being in the situation they’re in, is obviously sad. I watched their game yesterday, they’ve still got a fantastic team and more than capable of picking up another points.

“It is going to be a very, very difficult task for them to stay up but I think the players and the manager have got to stay positive and show the fans that they are fighting for the badge. Who knows what we will happen come the end of the season?”

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He added: “They’ve got nothing to lose. No one’s backing them to stay up and they’ll want to prove everything wrong.

“It’s up to us to keep our good run going and a win on Wednesday sets us up nicely for the weekend.”

The Verdict 

It’s hard to disagree with Wilson’s assessment of Derby’s survival hopes and fans of the East Midlands club will likely enjoy to hear how strongly the Welshman feels about the club.

The Rams have been really impressive this deserve and there’s no doubt that Wayne Rooney and his squad deserve a huge amount of credit.

Even so, it’s going to take a herculean effort for them to secure Championship football for next season.

A win against Fulham would be a boost to their hopes but Wilson and co. have been in ridiculous form as of late, so it’s certainly not going to be easy.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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