Derby had a very poor start to the season, so coach Nigel Pearson was dismissed in October, leaving the team ranked 20th. Derby was taken over by former England national team manager Steve McClaren who was in the leadership of this club. The first time was an assistant during 1995-1999 and then was principal for two seasons, from 2013 until 2015.
Under the leadership of new coach, the hosts have recorded three wins, one draw and one defeat in the last 5 games and have climbed to 16th place. Even more players like Thomas Ince and Darren Bent were virtually non-existent start of the season, impressed by their play lately. Both have managed to score in the last game, Thomas Ince managed a “double”, while Darren Bent scored his first goal in the championship.
On the other side, with each passing stage, the visiting team is closer to League One. Rotherham has only 7 points after the first 16 rounds, and the latest results did not give him any hope.
The footballers led by Kenny Jackett has one victory in this championship, and the last 12 stage gathered only 3 points. This coach was brought in after 3 stages in place of Alan Stubbs to “resuscitate” the team, but he has not managed much until now, collecting just one point in the 3 matches.
Noteworthy is that Rotherham has by far the worst defense with 38 goals so far collected.
Derby is a considerable increase of shape under the leadership of Steve McClaren. Footballers home team are now just 6 points 6th place, the last position that ensures the presence in the playoffs. Asdar, Derby can not afford to lose the point or points at home against an opponent who was defeated most everyone.