The 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship season has been frustrating for Derby County, with the Rams again failing in their quest for promotion, despite plenty of optimism in pre-season.
Gary Rowett was swiftly appointed following McClaren’s departure, and the former Birmingham City boss has had a positive impact at the Pride Park Stadium.
The Rams have lost just twice since Rowett’s arrival, and there is plenty of hope that next season could see the club challenge for promotion once again.
Following the announcement of Bent and Baird’s contract extensions, here is how Derby fans reacted on Twitter…
Excellent news! Baird has been consistently excellent this season, and Bent will always be a reliable goal poacher.
— George (@GeorgeSalloway) April 26, 2017
Can't believe I'm seeing Darren bent getting a new deal I just can't believe it
— Luke Conway (@LukeConway90) April 26, 2017
why are people giving Bent grief. He's done alright. He's scored a fair few at 30 odd. Show him some respect
— Adam Gee (@Adam_abcdefg) April 26, 2017
Ridiculous, their wages could be put to much better uses, especially as the squad has to be trimmed. Really can't see the logic in it
— Tom Cranham (@tom_cranham) April 26, 2017
Hope bent is on reduced wages
— younger man (@theyoungerman20) April 26, 2017
Aren't we supposed to be getting rid of old players especially when we don't need them , Baird useful , bent no need for him
— michael (@mlbchubbs) April 26, 2017
Only decision from Gary I disagree with.. @DarrenBent is very lazy also slated our fans a few times get rid I say!! 25k a week what a waste
— Oscar (@oscardcfc) April 26, 2017
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Baird yes, Bent can get on his bike and go far far away
— Z ???? (@DeltaZeph) April 26, 2017