Derby County midfielder Ravel Morrison took to his personal Instagram account to issue a message to supporters outlining his frustration that the Rams could not take all three points at home to Nottingham Forest.
Wayne Rooney’s side came into the fierce derby clash with Nottingham Forest aiming to pile more misery on their opponents, who were yet to pick up a single point in the Championship this season.
The Rams were the dominant team in the first half and they managed to take a deserved lead through inside just 11 minutes through club captain Tom Lawrence.
Derby had more chances to put the game to bed before the break, but having failed to do so Forest came back into the game and rescued a point late on.
Morrison was once against an influential performer for Rooney’s in the middle of the park, with the 28-year-old managing to make one key pass and win seven duels in a battling display.
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Following the 1-1 draw with Forest, Morrison took to his personal Instagram account to issue a message to supporters outlining his frustration that the Rams took their foot off the gas in the second period and allowed their rivals back into the game. While he also thanked the supporters for generating an excellent atmosphere.
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This was Morrison’s first taste of the fierce rivalry between Derby and Nottingham Forest and he was not left disappointed in terms of the atmosphere that was generated by the two sets of supporters inside the stadium.
The midfielder is right that this is a game that Derby will look back on and think should have been a major chance to put three points on the board instead of just one. The Rams were the dominant side for a lot of the contest and they should have been potentially out of sight by half time.
It was clear that Nottingham Forest were lacking a lot of belief and confidence in the opening 45 minutes, but Derby just about did not do enough to really make them suffer and put the game beyond them during that period of the game.
As a result, the Rams left themselves vulnerable to an improved performance from the Reds after the break and eventually ended up giving away their 1-0 lead.
On the face of it though, Derby are doing well considering all of the issues they are encountering off the field at the moment. To be unbeaten in three league games and have six points on the board is something a lot of supporters would have taken by this stage when the campaign began.