Fri 26 Feb 2021
Does it feel the same? Do we still get worked up over this fixture? As yet again the Mighty Rams take on those from the Dark Side of the 52 - no crowds to witness anything.
Funny that the two clubs fortunes have been in parallel this season - I think Derby thrive on big crowds with passionate, knowledgeable and loyal support, whereas Florest thrive on not having a group of disloyal, unknowledge and dispassionate fans in the stadium which really helps them.
Derby have shown great tenacity in recent games, grinding out good results where before we could have caved in such was our inability to defend a lead. Rooney when talking about this game against Notts Forest has stated that there are no injury worries - apart from Tom Lawrence. So, we can adapt to match.
And those from the Dark Side? They can stay there.
Subs: Roos, Forsyth, Edmundson, Sibley, Gregory, Roberts, Baningime, McDonald, Watson.
Derby County 1 - 1 Notts Forest