Many Derby County fans are slating David Marshall following his performance in the Championship match against Nottingham Forest.
The Rams have started to pull away from the relegation battle with Wayne Rooney at the helm and if you include their 1-1 draw against Forest on Friday night, they have only lost one in the last five, winning three of those games (SofaScore).
It was definitely a night to forget for Marshall though, as the goalkeeper picked up a 5.7 rating (SofaScore) and this was the lowest of anyone on the pitch. He made a brutal mistake which led to the opening goal by the Reds, allowing James Garners bobbling strike to squirm under him. To make matters worse for the Scotland international, he picked up an injury just before the end of the first half, so had to be taken off for Kelle Roos.
His replacement managed to get a rating of 7.0 as he made four saves, three of which were inside the box, and this form might warrant Rooney to select the Dutchman ahead of Marshall, even when he returns from injury.
Here is how Derby fans reacted:
“Poor. No way should that go through Marshall! #dcfc“
“David Marshall has fully bottled this game”
“Went flat after conceding that goal, Marshall could of done better! Prior to that we were the dominant side, think we need 2 up top today maybe swap bird for gregory”
“If knight scores then imo it’s a different game completely. Marshall made a howler form a poor shot and since then Forrest have completed bossed us should be 2 up if it wasn’t for a alert Roos need to step it up a gear”
“A commanding start but then we completely switch off at the set piece. Poor from Marshall but he knows that. Defending was inexcusable, much for Rooney and Co to ponder at the break. A quick start needed in the second half.”
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