Derby County midfielder Ravel Morrison has taken to his personal Twitter account to insist that the Rams need to swiftly recover from their disappointing 2-0 defeat at Birmingham City on Friday.
The Rams headed into the game at Birmingham in good spirits after managing to get off to a solid start to the campaign against the odds. That saw them suffer just one defeat in their first five league games.
However, for the first time this season Derby delivered a performance that showed signs of weakness at the back and also highlighted their continued lack of cutting edge going forwards.
Wayne Rooney is having to get the maximum out of a very thin squad for the Rams to get results against teams like Birmingham this season.
However, Lee Bowyer set his side up perfectly with a clear plan to put Derby under pressure constantly when they attempted to play out from the back.
Morrison himself was unable to have a major impact on the game for Derby with Birmingham’s midfield constantly putting him under pressure throughout the 90 minutes.
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Following the defeat at Birmingham, Morrison took to his personal Twitter account to thank the Rams’ traveling fans for their support despite the result. While he also insisted that the Rams need to dust themselves down and put the result behind them very quickly.
we go again Tuesday
Thanks for all the travelling Fans, pic.twitter.com/UeDKF6R566
— ravel morrison (@morrisonravel) September 10, 2021
Derby’s start to the season has suggested that they might be able to frustrate Birmingham at St Andrews on Friday and try and take something from the game.
However, for the first time their lack of squad depth might have told with some of their players unable to handle the intensity of Birmingham’s pressing.
Morrison will know himself that he needed to do more to get on the ball and try and affect the game and inject some creativity into the side from the middle of the park.
The Rams are going to need his quality to try and unlock defences because they are not providing enough service to their forwards at the moment.
A defeat at a very strong-looking Birmingham side is not the end of the world for the Rams. However, as Morrison says here they have some equally tough games coming up in a congested period of fixtures. Therefore they can not afford to dwell on this defeat.
Having the games come thick and fast off the back of a defeat is not always a negative thing and Morrison will be aiming to play a key role in getting their form back on track.