Derby County fans hammer Scott Malone after Nottingham Forest draw

Bersant Celina of Swansea City vies for possession with Scott Malone of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby City and Swansea City at the Pride Park Stadium on...

Derby drew 0-0 with rivals Nottingham Forest on Monday night.

Scott Malone of Derby County competes for the ball with Jay Fulton of Swansea during the Sky Bet Championship between Derby County and Swansea City at Pride Park Stadium on December 01,...

Derby County failed to overcome local rivals Nottingham Forest on Monday night as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw at Pride Park - and Rams fans were not happy with Scott Malone's display.

It was a close affair in which both sides had chances to score, but goalkeepers Scott Carson and Costel Pantilimon came out on top - pulling off some excellent saves.

 

Tom Huddlestone had Derby's best chance, stealing in at the back post to latch on to Richard Keogh's header but somehow he blazed the ball over the bar from close range. Joe Lolley hit the bar with a curling effort for Forest.

Malone, 28, who joined Derby in the summer from Premier League side Huddersfield Town, came up against the in-form Lolley who has been excellent under Aitor Karanka.

Scott Malone of Derby County scores a goal to make it 0-4 during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Derby County at The Hawthorns on October 24, 2018 in West...

Indeed, Lolley tormented Malone all evening and should have found the back of the net on at least one occasion. Forest should have also had one on the score sheet through Lewis Grabban, but he missed his chance in the first half.

Derby fans blasted left-back Malone for his performance, as the result sees Derby miss the chance to leapfrog West Bromwich Albion into third and onto 40 points. One fan claimed it was Malone's "worst game in a Derby shirt".

Scott Malone of Derby County vies for possession with Daniel James of Swansea City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby City and Swansea City at the Pride Park Stadium on...

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