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‘Immense,’ ‘Exceptional’ – Many Derby County fans react to 29-year-old’s display v Bristol City



Many Derby County fans have heaped praise on midfielder Graeme Shinnie following the Rams’ crucial 1-0 win at home against Bristol City on Saturday as their good run of form continued.

Wayne Rooney’s side were looking to make it three wins on the bounce in the Championship and propel themselves ever further clear of the relegation zone. A very solid and controlled performance was enough to see the Rams over the line fairly comfortably after taking an early lead, and they held on despite losing Krystian Bielik to an injury.

One player whose performance proved to be vital in them securing all three points was Shinnie. The 29-year-old helped to provide excellent protection to the defence and break up the play throughout the game. The midfielder managed to make two clearances, one tackle and one interception to show the defensive side to his game (Sofascore).

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However, on the ball the midfielder was also very impressive and he was constantly involved in the game with 82 touches and he maintained an 85% passing accuracy. Shinnie was also able to try and make things happen in the final third with four key passes (Sofascore). That demonstrates how important he is to Rooney’s side and shows that he will be integral for the rest of the campaign.

Many Derby fans were quick to point out how impressive he was for the Rams against Bristol City, with some pointing out that Rooney is rightly putting more faith into him than Phillip Cocu had done.

Here then, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…

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Article title: ‘Immense,’ ‘Exceptional’ – Many Derby County fans react to 29-year-old’s display v Bristol City

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