Derby County earned a very important point at AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, as they continued to show progress from previous performances.
After a poor start to the season, the Rams are starting to show signs of life once more, and Phillip Cocu will be feeling much more positive after the fixture down on the South Coast.
Midfielder Graeme Shinnie stole the show with an excellent performance, and he even managed to get himself on the scoresheet after he poked him after a scramble in the box.
Derby couldn’t hold on for the three points, but against a Bournemouth side that are still unbeaten it will go down as a good result for Cocu and his side.
Shinnie was alongside Jason Knight in the Rams midfield, and the pair continued to develop as a partnership as they hope to lift Derby up the league table.
Here’s Rams supporters reacted to Shinnie’s impressive performance…
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Happy with the Derby performance. Great away point against a ex prem team in the grand scheme. Shinnie superb. All I want for Xmas is to keep hold of Knight…what a player he is going to be (made 15m Billing look average). #dcfc
— Stuart Murton (@ricotandoori) October 31, 2020
— Rich Holmes (@RichNHolmes) October 31, 2020
Would’ve taken a point before kick off. Good result, Shinnie MOTM again. #DCFC
— Matt Rothon (@rothon92) October 31, 2020
Positive first half and defended resolutely in the second but a tough ask to see it out. Despite that we had the best two chances of the half. Unbeaten in three and Shinnie was once again exceptional
— stace (@stace_dcfc) October 31, 2020
Would have taken a point before kick off. Can’t help but think a bit of attacking intent in the second half would have gained more. Shinnie with one of the best individual performances in a Derby shirt I can remember in a long long time #dcfc #dcfcfans
— Nige (@NigeBriden) October 31, 2020
Shinnie outstanding today 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🐏🐏 #dcfc
— Stu (@stuinz3) October 31, 2020
Shinnie mopping up everywhere like an angry, beardy Scottish janitor. He’s been excellent today. #dcfc
— Steve Bloomer’s Washing (@SteveBloomerPod) October 31, 2020