It was another bitterly disappointing night’s work for Derby County on Tuesday, with the Rams losing 1-o to Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The Rams would have been looking to bounce back after losing 1-0 to Watford last time out, but they ended up falling to their fifth defeat of the season on Tuesday night.
After a promising first-half display, Huddersfield opened the scoring early in the second-half through Juninho Bacuna, who tapped home from Harry Toffolo’s pass.
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Derby failed to get back into the game, and produced a disappointing performance in the second-half. They failed to create any clear-cut chances, and their quality of set-pieces was poor.
Max Bird was guilty of wasting set-pieces, and his quality on them was disappointing. It was arguably the most disappointing performance of the season for the 20-year-old.
Here, we take a look at what Derby fans made of his display in West Yorkshire…
Bird should be out learning the game on loan in lower league – not his fault he’s pressed in when not developed. This ‘50% of team from academy’ is mis guided #dcfc
— Simon Kerry (@SimonKerry_) October 20, 2020
— Carl Betteridge (@Nobby0101) October 20, 2020
Max Bird shouldn't pull on the shirt again 🤬
— Paul Brookes (@paulbrookes171) October 20, 2020
don’t get why Knight gets moved out of centre mid to accommodate Bird… the midfield should be built around Knight. Performs week in week out, never goes missing #dcfc
— Joe Cherry (@JoeCherry09) October 20, 2020
— AlexJames (@AlexJames016) October 20, 2020
Max Bird without Rooney is like a lost child at the beach trying to find his parents #dcfc
— Shaun Woodward (@woodwardio79) October 20, 2020
We don’t make goalkeepers work and rarely look like creating in open play. Set pieces from Lawrence/Bird are abysmal…..why after the first couple would someone else not have a go, couldn’t be any worse. Simply can’t go on like this, must be close to decision time #dcfc
— Matt Dowling (@Matt_Dowling86) October 20, 2020
Bird’s had an absolute stinker tonight. He needs a break and we’ve got to stop taking Shinnie off #dcfc
— Futes (@JFuters89) October 20, 2020
Beyond fed up of our players. No quality or ugency in the final 3rd at all. Set pieces on the whole poor. Bird shocking. Why do we constantly give away soft pointless freekicks, its a joke. 1st half we played with a good press but stopped completely 2nd half #dcfc
— The Lewis' (@R_JLewis11) October 20, 2020
Max bird had an awful game, shadow of himself from last season. Overall first half we looked lively, soon as their goal went in our heads dropped, a side that looks short on confidence the performance was decent but just so goalshy its crazy #dcfc
— Vikramjit Singh Dosanjh (@viksinghdosanjh) October 20, 2020