It does not look good for Derby County. Tuesday night’s 1-0 home defeat to Millwall at Pride Park means Frank Lampard’s side have won just two of their seven Championship games since the turn of the year, dropping out of the play-off places as a result.
Is the sprint-time curse striking again? The fans are certainly concerned, given that Derby were booed off against the Lions in midweek after producing arguably their worst performance since Lampard started his managerial career in the East Midlands last summer.
There were few who could walk off the pitch with their head held high and it seems goalkeeper Kelle Roos has suffered the brunt of the criticism with the autopsy well underway.
The Dutch goalkeeper has started each of Derby’s last five Championship games and, until last night he had conceded just twice, justifying his place in front of the veteran Scott Carson.
But Roos’ quality has come under question for the first time as he failed to react in time against Millwall, allowing Jed Wallace to slam a finish into the middle of the net.
Praised Roos since his arrival to the 1st team, but in reality he should’ve saved that shot, right at him and anyone other keeper would be slaughtered for that. Poor from Bogle to lose possession in the first place, decision making has been his downfall this season. Frustrating.— Jacob Hackett (@dcfc_hackett) February 21, 2019
Wow just seen the highlight of the goal. What on earth is Roos doing! Carson would of saved that easily. Straight at him!!! #dcfc— DCFC (@DcfcFansTalk) February 20, 2019
If #dcfc play twice as well as that at Forest, they will get hammered 6-0. A nightmare moment for Roos, but he's entitled to ask why the attack was so inadequate that they never looked like scoring in the entire game. An indescribably bad team performance.— Derby County Blog (@derbycountyblog) February 20, 2019
Straight through Roos. His first bad mistake. Absolute garbage, this. #dcfc— Steve Bloomer's Washing (@SteveBloomerPod) February 20, 2019
How the hell has Roos not saved that. Changes too late again. Season over #dcfc— Chris (@buckers2011) February 20, 2019
Yes keeper at fault. He has done very well recently but I have always feared he is prone to big errors. I have never been convinced by him.— BelvoirRam (@BelvoirRam) February 21, 2019
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