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‘Promise you’ll do a Rooney and come back to us’ – Derby fans react to former star’s Premier League debut

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Former Derby County midfielder Will Hughes departed Pride Park for the Premier League this summer to join Marco Silva’s Watford revolution, and the academy graduate finally made his long-awaited top flight debut in the Hornets dramatic 3-2 defeat to Everton.

The 22-year-old made a cameo appearance, coming on in the 94th minute in a last throw of the dice after Watford had conceded a late penalty, but the playmaker could do little as Everton saw out the game to claim three valuable points.

Hughes was a fan favourite at Pride Park, graduating from the club’s famed academy before being linked with a host of top flight clubs, before eventually moving to Hertfordshire to link up with Watford this summer.

Hughes took to Twitter to share a photo of his Premier League debut, and Derby fans were quick to respond, sending their best wishes and rueing the fact the player was no longer in the famous white strip…

https://twitter.com/helenlillie1960/status/927647109851107328


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Article title: ‘Promise you’ll do a Rooney and come back to us’ – Derby fans react to former star’s Premier League debut

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