Derby County drew 1-1 at home to Bristol City on Saturday.
The Rams were looking to get back to winning ways after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Nottingham Forest last Monday, but Bristol City proved to be stubborn opposition and walked away with a deserved point.
The Robins lead through Jamie Paterson’s opener - following an error from Keogh - but Derby made the most of their first-half pressure to level through former Ipswich Town forward Martyn Waghorn.
Both sides pushed for a goal in the second period, but lacked that moment of quality in the final third, with Derby supporters showing their frustration at the final whistle and taking aim at Keogh on social media.
Some blame has to go on keogh today, he doesn’t do that, we may have got the goal and hung on— michael (@mlbchubbs) December 22, 2018
Always been a Keogh fan but surely time to move him on now? #dcfc— The Furn (@SportMonkey) December 22, 2018
Thought Tomori dealt with their big lad well, and didn’t make many mistakes. Keogh made a vital mistake leading to their goal.— Lewis (@LewisJubb) December 22, 2018
Keogh is a donkey and I don’t care if he has his odd moments of quality he is not fit to wear that armband or fit into this system. Rather have Shackell back 10x the player when he was here #dcfc #dcfcfans— SuperFrank (@DCFCtalk) December 22, 2018
Keogh has been an excellent servant for Derby over the years, but there's no doubt he suffers from the odd lapse in concentration - and his high-profile errors are difficult to forget. The Republic of Ireland international has never been able to escape criticism following his last-minute gaffe in the 1-0 playoff final defeat to Queens Park Rangers back in 2014.
But a succession of Derby managers have stuck by him, including Frank Lampard who clearly values the player’s ability to bring the ball out of defence and initiate attacks from the back.
Saturday's draw leaves the Rams in the playoffs ahead of rivals Nottingham Forest, but with trips to Sheffield United, Norwich City and Leeds United on the horizon, they may rue not picking up all three points.
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