Video: Derby County's 07/08 relegated XI: Where are they now?

General view at Pride Park

Current Glasgow Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday players featured in the Derby County side that finished the 2007/08 season.

It is 10 years since Derby County won the Championship play-off final and earned a place in the Premier League, and it is also nine years since the Rams were relegated from the top flight with the lowest points total in Premier League history with just one win coming from the entire 38-game season. 


But what became of the Rams side that were beaten 4-0 by Reading - who were also relegated that season - on the final day of the campaign in a fixture that remains Derby's most recent game at the highest level? 

GK: Roy Carroll

Once a Premier League winner with Manchester United, Roy Carroll stayed at Derby until 2009, subsequently joining Danish side Odense, Greek pair OFI Crete and Olympiakos - with whom, he won three league titles - and Notts County. The 39-year-old now plays for Linfield.

Roy Carroll - Manchester United ReservesRoy Carroll

RB: Tyrone Mears

Tyrone Mears joined Marseille on loan soon after the Rams' relegation, and went on to play for Burnley and Bolton. He is now based in America and currently playing for Atlanta United after a spell with Seattle Sounders.

CB: Lewin Nyatanga

Lewin Nyatanga stayed with Derby until 2009, but had spent much of his time on their books out on loan. He spent four years with Bristol City and is now a Barnsley player, spending this past season on loan with Northampton Town.

CB: Darren Moore

Derby's player of the season from the relegation campaign left for Barnsley that summer and subsequently went on to play for Burton Albion before retiring from playing in 2012.

LB: Eddie Lewis

Eddie Lewis was a cult-hero amongst Leeds fans before his departure for Derby, but could not quite enjoy the same success with the Rams, leaving one year after his arrival. He played for LA Galaxy alongside David Beckham before retiring.

RM: Mile Sterjovski

Mile Sterjovski arrived midway through the season at Pride Park but was unable to make too great an impact. He would leave Derby in 2009, playing for the likes of Perth Glory and Central Coast Mariners before retiring in 2014.

Nani (L) - Manchester United in action against Robbie Savage - Derby CountyRobbie Savage

CM: Robbie Savage

Derby would prove to be Robbie Savage's final club as a professional. He would stay with the Rams until 2011 before retiring.

CM: David Jones

After leaving Derby, David Jones would help Wolves secure promotion to the Premier League, while going up twice more during his four years with Burnley. He now plays for Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday’s David Jones in action with Fulham’s Scott ParkerSheffield Wednesday’s David Jones

LM: Hossam Ghaly

Hossam Ghaly was on loan at Derby from Tottenham in 2008. He has subsequently played in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Belgium.

ST: Emanuel Villa

Emanuel Villa scored nine times in 53 games for Derby before returning to Mexico in 2009. The 35-year-old's strike-rates at various clubs since his time at Pride Park have been a lot more impressive than it was with the Rams. 

ST: Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller was the one Derby player to score a winning goal during the season, but returned to Rangers that summer. After a spells in Turkey and MLS, and with Cardiff City in between, Miller is now enjoying his third stint with the Gers, proving to be an unlikely talisman this past season, topping their goalscoring charts in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers' Kenny Miller celebrates scoring their first goalRangers' Kenny Miller

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