Derby archives April 2012

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Derby's young player of the year Jeff Hendrick insists the club should be proud of their efforts this season.

Nigel Clough was once again left to rue Derby's lack of a prolific goalscorer after his side were held to a 1-1 draw with Peterborough.

David Ball came off the bench to score a late equaliser as Peterborough denied Derby a deserved final-day victory in a 1-1 draw at Pride Park.

Injury will end Frank Fielding's run of 39 consecutive appearances in goal when Derby conclude campaign against Peterborough.

Derby teenager Alex Witham is having a trial at npower League Two neighbours Burton.

Derby manager Nigel Clough believes teenagers Mason Bennett and Will Hughes will have benefited greatly from gaining first-team experience against Portsmouth.

Goalkeeper Frank Fielding is likely to miss Derby's final game of the season against Peterborough at Pride Park through injury.

Paul Green will leave Derby on a free transfer in the summer after rejecting the club's offer of a new contract.

Derby boss Nigel Clough felt his side could have recorded an even bigger win in their 2-1 success over Portsmouth.

Portsmouth will be in the third tier of English football for the first time in 30 years after their relegation was confirmed by Derby.

Derby need to check on Jamie Ward, Tom Naylor and Ben Davies ahead of their final away game of the season at Portsmouth.

Defender Tom Naylor and forward Jamie Ward are early injury concerns for Derby ahead of the weekend.

Derby manager Nigel Clough was encouraged by his sides performance against Cardiff despite losing 2-0 against the play-off hopefuls in the Welsh capital.

Derby goalkeeper Adam Legzdins has returned to Pride Park following his loan spell at npower League Two neighbours Burton.

Manager Nigel Clough wants Derby to emulate Cardiff by regularly competing for the play-off places in the npower Championship.

Defender Miles Addison and midfielder Lee Croft will be allowed to leave Derby in the summer, boss Nigel Clough has confirmed.

Nathan Tyson and Jamie Ward will be hoping to be recalled by Derby boss Nigel Clough for the trip to Championship play-off chasers Cardiff.

Substitute Curtis Main kept Middlesbrough's npower Championship play-off hopes alive after his second-half goal settled a frantic 1-0 victory over Derby.

Derby defender John Brayford is closing in on a return after being sidelined for two months with a torn thigh muscle.

On-loan Derby winger Lee Croft could miss the remainder of the season with a torn hamstring.

Derby manager Nigel Clough gave Theo Robinson a big pat on the back even though the striker failed to find the net in a 0-0 draw with Ipswich at Pride Park.

Ipswich missed out on the chance to leapfrog Derby in the npower Championship table after the two sides played out an entertaining goalless draw at Pride Park.

Ipswich missed out on the chance to leapfrog Derby in the npower Championship table after the two sides played out an entertaining goalless draw at Pride Park.

Derby have no new problems ahead of the visit of Ipswich and former manager Paul Jewell.

Derby defender Shaun Barker is expected to miss the whole of next season following the news that his knee injury is worse than the club initially thought.

Portsmouth have extended Chris Maguire's loan from npower Championship rivals Derby until the end of the season.

Derby manager Nigel Clough wants his side to maintain their strong finish to the season as he looks to build momentum ahead of the next Championship campaign.



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