Derby County player ratings v Charlton: Richard Keogh proves quality in draw

Derby County Huddle

Derby County drew 1-1 with Charlton Athletic at the iPro Stadium on Saturday.

For the first time in three games, Derby County looked to be making real progress under new boss Paul Clement in their 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic.

Despite picking up only a point, the Rams dominated the game and had the lion's share of possession and chances as the Addicks defence stood firm to the challenge.

A wondergoal from Tony Watt opened the scoring in the second half, but Chris Martin pulled Derby level with a lovely turn and shot to make it 1-1.

Clement's side continued to bang on the door for the winner, but the visitors were able to hold on and earn a point to take back to the Valley.

Player Ratings:

Scott Carson - 7

Chris Baird - 6, Richard Keogh - 8, Jason Shackell - 7, Craig Forsyth - 6

George Thorne - 9, Jamie Hanson - 7, Jeff Hendrick - 6

Tom Ince - 6, Chris Martin - 6, Johnny Russell - 5

Subs

Cyrus Christie - 6, Andreas Weimann - 6

Analysis:

Carson was impressive once again, showing why he is currently the club's number one choice goalkeeper. 

Keogh was the key man at the back, with Shackell, Baird and Forsyth all performing well. The latter showing a more jekyll and hyde performance than the rest due to both his misplaced passing but excellent defending. 

Thorne, once again, was the man of the match for the Rams as his domineering presence in the middle of the park allowed the Rams to build and go forward. 

  TeamMatchTotal Scoring AttTotal Att AssistTotal PassAccurate PassTotal TackleDuel WonBall RecoveryTouchesMins Played
George Thorne Derby Charlton Athletic (H) 9 1 110 107 2 3 9 132 90

Hendrick and Hanson were also impressive, with the latter making his first Championship start of the season in light of Will Hughes' injury. 

The front three, of Ince, Martin and Russell, will be more disappointed with their performance than the rest of the side as they could have all had a hatful had they shown more quality. Martin's goal made him the pick of the bunch, but all three will be hoping to have better days this season. 

Christie was impressive once he got on, giving the Rams more energy down the right hand side of the pitch. While, Weimann's impact should be enough to see him start in the crucial match against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.

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