How we rated Derby County players in Championship play-off first leg against Leeds United
Derby County manager Frank Lampard admitted his players needed to improve for the second leg of their Championship Play-Off semi-final against Leeds United after Saturday’s 1-0 loss in the first leg at Pride Park.
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Our match reporter Liam Kent runs the rule over the Rams squad during the opening 90 minutes. Photos by Jez Tighe.
GK: Kelle Roos-7. Had no saves to make in the first half but came out to collect when called upon. Could do nothing about Roofes goal but made a big save to deny the Leeds forward moments later. Also denied Klich late on.
RB: Jayden Bogle-5. Tough evening. Leeds got a lot of joy on their left flank. Got sucked in and let Jack Harrison get free down the left for Kemar Roofes goal. Thought he had won his side a penalty but was over-ruled and given as foul by the Derby right back.
LB: Scott Malone-6. A mixed game for the left back who had a few nervy moments but also worked hard and almost set up an equaliser with an overlapping run in the final 20 minutes.
CB: Fikayo Tomori-7. The tall defender played on the front foot and did the best out of the Derby backline. Used his height advantages to win his fair share of headers up against Roofe.
CM: Mason Mount-6. The Chelsea loanee couldnt really get on the ball and struggled to make an impact. The closest he came was a speculative effort from 35 yards deep into added time.
CM: Bradley Johnson-6. Up against his old club the holding midfielder looked to break up play and link defence and attack. Produced some tidy passing but overall, he had a fairly quiet afternoon.
CM: Duane Holmes-8. Full of energy in the Derby midfield and caused Leeds a few problems when running at them with the ball at his feet. Replaced by Mason Bennett in the 70th minute.
RW: Harry Wilson-7. Will be disappointed he didnt cause Stuart Dallas more problems. Grew into the game during the second half and won himself a dangerous looking free-kick but could only find the wall.
LW: Tom Lawrence-7. Was on the receiving end of a few whacks from the Leeds defenders but kept trying and had one or two nearly moments.
David Nugent- 5. A quiet afternoon for the experienced forward who found himself isolated up top. Saw little of it in the first half and was taken off for Jack Marriott in the 63rd minute.
SUB1: Jack Marriott- 4. Hardly touched the ball after coming on. Didnt take his chance with a starting place on Wednesday potentially up for grabs.
SUB2: Mason Bennett-6. Has a super sub reputation but couldnt produce this evening. He did try hard on the right flank however.
SUB3: Tom Huddlestone-5. Booked within minutes of coming on for a foul on Stuart Dallas. Tried a few hopeful long balls forward but accuracy wasnt there.