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Rams Fall To Girona In Pre-Season Test At Pride Park

Derby County fell 2-0 to Girona at Pride Park Stadium regardless of a noteworthy presentation by youthful Rams.Phillip Cocu rolled out ten improvements to the beginning line-up that confronted Burton Albion in the 5-2 triumph on the end of the week with Kieran Dowell the main on to stay as the Derby County third pack was uncovered under the lights.

Four youths - Max Bird, Joe Bateman, Lee Buchanan and Morgan Whittaker – were among the starters getting more match minutes under their belts while Jason Knight and Louie Sibley went ahead mid-route as the second progressed half. The Rams hoped to lead the pack right on time as Graeme Shinnie made a keep running in the case and tackled objective from a tight point, drawing a spare by Juan Carlos after only five minutes.

It was the guests who led the pack, anyway when their chief, Granell struck from the edge of the region and his exertion took a diversion and into the corner.

Just before the half-hour mark the Rams cut out two shots. First adolescent Whittaker in the correct side of the territory changed to one side foot to shoot yet his opportunity was simply wide. After a minute, a cross from the privilege was thumped somewhere near Ikechi Anya to Dowell whose half-volley flew past the upper right corner. Chris Martin verged on leveling the score minutes after the restart after the Rams were granted a free-kick from 25-yards out. The striker whipped his exertion towards the furthest corner yet Carlos did well to jump and meet it to palm it away.

Girona had the option to gain by a slip-up from the back to twofold their lead soon after the hour mark. A pacey kept running by Soni saw him run onto the ball and lash his exertion past Jonathan Mitchell.

With only under 20 minutes to go as Girona's Valery Fernandez was extended off the pitch with damage, the staying eight substitutes went ahead for the Rams. From here, Derby commanded ownership and rapidly observed their first shot. A delightful ball from Tom Huddlestone was pinged over to Jason Knight in the six-yard box yet the youth's first-time exertion went straight under the control of Carlos.

The Rams heaped the weight on Girona's resistance as the time kept running down, yet the Spanish side held solid and Derby were not able get off the imprint.

Cocu's side will be in real life again on Sunday for their last pre-season apparatus when they travel north of the fringe to take on Rangers. Derby County: Mitchell (Ravas, 62), Shinnie (Knight, 62), Dowell (Sibley, 45), Martin (Waghorn, 76), Lowe (Malone 76), Anya (Lawrence, 76), Davies (C) (Keogh, 76), Bird (Huddlestone, 76) , Bateman (Bogle, 76), Buchanan (Evans, 76), Whittaker (Jozefzoon, 76)

Unused Subs:

Girona: Carlos, Alcala, Granell (C), Villa, Lopez, Lozano, Muniesa, Manuel Boselli, Andzouana, Soni, Cherta

Subs: Aurelio Suarez, Morilla Bolance, Mojica, Garcia, Aday, Juanpe, Porro, Izquierdo, Maffeo, Saiz, Fernandez, Paik, Resta, Pachon

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