I didn’t go to the Sheffield Wednesday game last weekend, but it was another good game to have on the back of the Ipswich match. I’ve heard that the confidence was high throughout the match, and LCFC showed an accomplished performance. It sounded as if the lads totally dominated and showed a professional performance from start to finish. They got the three points and came away having achieved what they set out to! I was worried that the absence of David Nugent would affect the performance of the lads, but it seems that Nigel Pearson has done a good job of finding other players to slot in where he is missing.
It was a disappointing result on Tuesday against Leeds and again, I didn’t attend this match but it sounds as if it was a tough match for both teams. With Leeds on the back of a win against Crystal Palace, their confidence was high and we just didn’t quite do enough to get ourselves any points. But, I don’t think this is the start of a losing streak! We have an almost full and fit squad and some great games coming up over Christmas. The match against Cardiff on 22nd December will be the most challenging for the lads, but I have every faith they can pull a great performance out the bag and give us all an early Christmas present. Especially as Cardiff are showing signs of slipping down the league table, with their last result being a draw. We are still in an excellent position in the league table and it’ll give us a head start in the New Year.
Today though, we have got one of the highlights of our fixture list – the Rams at home! For those of you following me on twitter, you will have already read some of the comments about that memorable day back in 1994. That was our third consecutive play-off final, having lost to Blackburn, and Swindon in 1992 and 1993. Tommy Johnston had scored earlyish for Derby, but we pulled level four minutes from half-time after I headed in a Gary Coatsworth cross. Iwan Roberts made sure Martin Taylor was blocked and the ball seemed to bounce over a Derby defender! Our captain on the day – Simon Grayson was lucky not to be sent off on 60 minutes for a professional foul, but Derby couldn’t find a way through our five-man defence, and in the end, were made to pay for their inability to find the back of the net, as with six minutes left to play and extra-time looming, Ian Ormondroyd headed at the Derby keeper from a Simon Grayson cross, only for Taylor to parry and there was I ready to poke the rebound into the empty net! It was a fantastic end to a miserable season for me as an injury had kept me out for most of the year and Brian Little took an enormous gamble putting me straight in the team after such a long lay off. I would say that the game was in the top three of my best games in a foxes shirt – it might be a competition question to have a guess at the other two!
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