‘Shocking; Time to move on’: Derby County fans slate Richard Keogh's Bristol City performance

Scott Carson and Richard Keogh of Derby County look dejected in defeat after the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford on January 5,...

Derby County drew 1-1 at home to Bristol City on Saturday.

Cameron Jerome of Derby County celebrates with his team mates, Curtis Davies (L) and Richard Keogh (R) after he scores the second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby...

Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on Richard Keogh’s performance during his side’s 1-1 draw at home to Championship opponents Bristol City 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.

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.

Richard Keogh of Derby lies dejected after the Sky Bet Championship Playoff Final match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers at Wembley Stadium on May 24, 2014 in London, England.

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.

Richard Keogh of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Cardiff City at iPro Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Derby, England.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch