Scott Carson put the loss to Fulham in context in his message on Twitter after the match.
Derby lost 2-0 in the second leg of their play-off semi-finals against Fulham to lose 2-1 on aggregate and miss out on the chance to play at Wembley in the final. They put in a valiant effort, but the quality of Fulham’s attacking play eventually showed, which was always likely since they finished 13 points above them in the regular season.
There was a moment of hope, though, because it was 0-0 at half-time, so the Rams were 75% of the way there. However, Ryan Sessegnon broke the deadlock early in the second half and the whole complexion of the game changed.
Carson was key in keeping the score respectable with multiple saves as the Cottagers kept him working with 20 shots and 10 on target.
The 32-year-old has been at the club since 2015 with this being his second play-off campaign with Derby, and he didn’t miss a league game this season with 20 clean sheets.
This is the post-match message he uploaded on Twitter which acknowledged the tough nature of the loss, but how it pales in comparison to the news that former player Jlloyd Samuel had died in a car crash:
Still can’t get the disappointment from Monday out my system think it’s going to take a few weeks, really thought It was going to be our night but when u think of the news about j Lloyd Samuel yesterday really puts it all in to context.. thanks #dcfcfans for your support ???????????? pic.twitter.com/rayacg9zvV
— Scott Carson (@SCarsonOfficial) May 16, 2018
This is how Derby fans reacted:
You’ve been fantastic for us since you signed and if picking a squad on performances alone you should be going to the World Cup
— stace (@stace_dcfc) May 16, 2018
been class this season Scott. We’ve got something that might cheer you up tomorrow. Will post on here
— Punjabi Rams (@PunjabiRams) May 16, 2018
— NickyB (@BirchyN85) May 16, 2018
Quality season from you Scott. Just hope you’re still here next time!
— Niko (@ktownniko) May 16, 2018
You have been awesome all season. See u in August ????⚽️
— Lisa Smith ???? (@derbydoll76) May 16, 2018
You been class all season , just wasn’t meant to be gutting as it is we go again next season once a ram always a ram ????
— Anthony Warham (@antisaram1983) May 16, 2018
— Jolon Kemp Walker (@jolonkw) May 16, 2018
Take that disappointment into next season, and use it to turn games around especially around the Christmas/ January time, get a positive from a negative.
— james hodgkinson (@hodgkinsonjames) May 16, 2018
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