Craig Bryson scored a trademark goal for Cardiff City at Sunderland while Derby County toiled at home to Birmingham City.
The Sheffield Wednesday head coach has had his say following his Derby counterpart's press conference on Thursday.
Sheffield Wednesday eventually signed Jacob Butterfield from Derby County, with Sam Winnall heading in the opposite direction and Bryson moving to Cardiff City.
Craig Bryson seems to be in new boss Gary Rowett's plans, but he will need to rediscover his goal scoring touch for the Rams.
The two fierce East Midlands rivals will go head-to-head in the Championship on Saturday.
Nottingham Forest have reportedly made an approach for the Burton Albion boss, who has also managed at Sheffield United and Derby County.
Derby County midfielder Craig Bryson will be suspended for the clash with Huddersfield Town.
The Rams have several players back in full training as they prepare to welcome Leeds United to the iPro Stadium.
We take a look at three players that could start to flourish after the appointment of McClaren as Derby County manager.
Derby County have a number of central midfielders.