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‘Quality’, ‘Didn’t look like a player who wanted to go’ – Many Derby fans discuss one man’s performance v Hull

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Derby County claimed their first win of the season by beating Hull City 1-0 at the KCOM Stadium yesterday and the performance of left-back Lee Buchanan has caught the attention of many Rams fans. 

The 20-year-old cemented his place in Wayne Rooney’s side last season but has missed the start of the 2021/22 campaign due to injury.

Buchanan returned to the starting XI for the game against Hull yesterday and played a vital role as Derby picked up their first win of the season.

Early in the second half, the defender collected a loose ball, drove into the box, and had a shot that was spilled by Tigers goalkeeper Matt Ingram, which allowed Sam Baldock to score the winner.

Due to financial issues and a transfer embargo, the build-up to the season has been dreadful for the Rams but with four points from three games, they’ve made a surprisingly solid start to the new season.

The return of Buchanan is a huge boost for Rooney, though his future remains in doubt as East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest are understood to have made three bids for him.

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But he remains a Derby player at the moment and his performance yesterday has certainly proved a talking point among the Pride Park faithful.

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Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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Article title: ‘Quality’, ‘Didn’t look like a player who wanted to go’ – Many Derby fans discuss one man’s performance v Hull

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