Derby County have had a disappointing start to the season under Nigel Pearson.
The Rams have collected four points from their opening three games of the season, drawing 0-0 with Brighton and losing 2-0 away to Barnsley before an unconvincing victory over Preston.
Derby’s performances have been far from impressive so far in 2016/17, there was no organisation against Barnsley, the team played like a team of individuals in the 2-0 loss. Johnny Russell and Will Hughes who both should have started the game were the only players who showed attacking intent.
Nigel Pearson’s side couldn’t pass the ball, and continued to give away possession. Some players didn’t look motivated for the game, and didn’t seem to show effort levels they have shown previously in a Derby shirt.
Not a single summer signing has been made at the iPro Stadium this summer, Derby don’t need big changes, but if Pearson can add 3 or 4 decent signings to his squad, it will look much better and much more likely to challenge for promotion.
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