Last season, Derby were amongst the promotion fight but once again failed to capture promotion back to the Premier League.
After a slow start, the Rams soon shot up the table and after a 2-0 home win over Fulham on Boxing Day, Derby topped the Sky Bet Championship. But similarly to the previous season, Derby went on a 9 game winless run which cost Paul Clement his job.
Following Clement’s departure, academy head coach Darren Wassall took over until the end of the season and did manage to guide the Rams into the play-offs.
However they couldn’t beat Hull in the play-off semi finals and are now preparing for another season in the second tier under new boss Nigel Pearson.
Derby have one of the bigger squads in the division, with seven recognised central midfielders in the first team. Last season, 12 new players arrived at the iPro but only a handful of players went the other way.
So far, Ryan Shotton, Raul Albentosa, Conor Sammon and Stephen Warnock have left Derby, and more could follow.
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