Last January, Derby County signed striker Cameron Jerome from Norwich City with manager Gary Rowett eager to bolster his forward options.
Firmly in the race for Premier League promotion, there was a feeling that the team could do with some more goals up front, and supporters believed Jerome was just the man to give them that.
Top signing. Another different option to add to our forward line. #dcfc
— Dom T (@DomT77) January 16, 2018
Loves promotion as much as Russell loves haggis, great signing, up the rams
— TalkDerbyCounty (@TalkDerbyCounty) January 16, 2018
Welcome to the Dcfc family @camjerome33
— Paul Mottershead (@PaulMotto) January 16, 2018
Great news. Welcome to the club @camjerome33.
— Shaun H (@crimson_crowbar) January 16, 2018
Welcome Cameron, looking forward to seeing you out there in a rams shirt. COYR!!!.
— Ash (@ash_derby) January 16, 2018
Welcome to Derby, Cameron. Now be a massive pain in the arse to other clubs like you always were to us
— Martyn Hodgkinson (@MJHodgo88) January 16, 2018
This chapter is called Promotion… Again
— Derby Retweets (@DerbyRetweets) January 16, 2018
Bag some goals
— ross knight (@ross_knight98) January 16, 2018
In the end, Jerome did not have the most prolific of seasons, especially compared to some of his previous campaigns in the Championship with the likes of Norwich and Birmingham City.
However, the 32-year-old was still able to come up with some very big goals including in Derby’s first leg play-off semi-final 1-0 victory against Fulham even if it did prove to be futile.
Nevertheless, all things considered, Jerome can be pleased with how the majority of his spells in the Championship have gone, having scored a decent amount of goals and gained promotion to the Premier League on more than one occasion.
Rather, where Jerome will have regrets is when it comes to how he has coped once getting to English football’s top flight. Bar from his time with Birmingham, the No.9 failed to make much of an impact, producing quite poor goal-scoring records at Crystal Palace and Norwich.
Now at Turkish side Goztepe, Jerome, though, can be satisfied with his contribution during his time at Pride Park.
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