Derby County had been in good form of late, with a series of excellent results catapulting Gary Rowett’s men into the Championship top-six.
Looking to consolidate their position in the playoff spots, the Rams welcomed Ipswich Town to Pride Park, knowing that a win would put them as high as fourth heading into the weekend fixtures.
However it was not to be for the former Premier League side, with Everton loanee Callum Connolly’s early header settling the tie in the East Midlands.
Derby had chances they failed to capitalise upon, and Rowett will look to Saturday’s derby clash with Burton Albion knowing that nothing less than three points is acceptable.
Ipswich are having a wonderful season, and now lie just three points from their hosts, but the home side will know that if automatic promotion is to become a realistic target this season, then these types of games must end in three points.
Rams fans took to Twitter to voice their discontent at the result and the performance of their side…
Losing at home to that lot????
— Adam Smith (@redgoals77) November 28, 2017
Typical Derby ….point only against burton Saturday I'm afraid ……wasted opportunity yet again….
— Charlie Macdonald (@charammie) November 28, 2017
Why are we so slow from the start every single game? What a disgrace
— Matthew Moynihan (@MattMoynihan13) November 28, 2017
Bad luck, bad shooting and bad refereeing
— luke tivey (@ltivey93) November 28, 2017
What a awful performance and a awful game ????????????
— Elliot Arnold (@elliot_arnold8) November 28, 2017
Consistency? That’s the Championship!!
— Mac (@1884Rams) November 28, 2017