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Influential Derby man sends brutally honest message after heavy defeat



Derby County defender Curtis Davies has admitted the side have no complaints after they fell to a heavy defeat at Charlton on Saturday.

The Rams went to The Valley boasting a five-game unbeaten run and the general feeling was that they had finally turned the corner under Dutch boss Phillip Cocu.

However, that was clearly not the case, with Derby comprehensively beaten by Lee Bowyer’s side in what was a very poor showing.

In fairness, Davies didn’t try to hide that. The former West Brom centre-back took to Instagram following the loss and made it clear that the performance wasn’t acceptable and that the team must bounce back in the week against Wigan.

No excuses. The performance was nowhere near good enough today. Got what we deserved! An immediate chance to put it right on Wednesday back at Pride Park! Thanks to those that continue to travel and show their support for the lads!”

The defeat has left Derby in 15th place in the Championship and six points from the play-offs ahead of the Latics visit in midweek.

Paul Cook’s side have yet to win away from home this season.

The verdict

The display against Charlton on Saturday was abysmal and it’s rightly angered the Rams supporters who are right to expect more from their team.

Following that, it’s good to see that Davies fronted up. We’ve seen players send messages in the past that don’t really have meaning but he addresses the issues here and acknowledges they were poor.

Now, it’s down to the defender and his teammates to react in the right way – by getting three points on Saturday.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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