Harry Redknapp makes an encouraging observation about Derby ahead of playoffs

Harry Redknapp

Derby County are aiming to win the Championship playoffs this season and get promoted to the Premier League.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United manager Harry Redknapp has written in The Telegraph that Derby County have been creating more chances in recent weeks.

Redknapp, who was appointed as a football advisor at Derby in March, has outlined how the Rams’ game has changed recently.

“At Derby County I thought our play was too slow but in the last few weeks we’ve been getting the ball forward a bit quicker and making a lot more chances,” the Englishman wrote in The Telegraph while explaining why a lot of possession does not always bring success.

Redknapp’s comments will be good news for the Derby fans, as the team are preparing for the playoffs at the moment.

Derby have confirmed their place in the top six of the Championship table this season.

The Rams are just three matches away from playing in the Premier League, and Redknapp’s observation that the team are creating more chances is very positive.

  MatchChances CreatedAppearances
Derby Derby vs Bolton 20 1
Derby Bristol C vs Derby 14 1
Derby Charlton vs Derby 14 1
Derby Derby vs Hull City 13 1
Derby Derby vs Sheff Wed 8 1
Derby Cardiff vs Derby 3 1

As the above Opta Stats table shows, Derby created as many as 72 chances in six Championship matches in the month of April - 12 per game on average.

This suggests that the Rams do have players who are creative and imaginative, and the fans should be optimistic about their chances in the playoffs.

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