Derby County fans react on Twitter to Duane Holmes display against Nottingham Forest

Duane Holmes of Derby County reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Southampton at Pride Park on January 5, 2019 in Derby, United Kingdom.

The Rams headed to the City Ground as Phillip Cocu took on Sabri Lamouchi's Reds and the Pride Park midfielder struggled against their rivals.

Duane Holmes of Derby County and Yuri Ribeiro of Nottingham Forest compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at City Ground on...

A number of Derby County fans have been commenting on Twitter during and after their Championship loss at bitter rivals Nottingham Forest, with Duane Holmes coming under criticism from sections of the Rams fanbase.

The 25-year-old flattered to deceive for Phillip Cocu's side, with his decision-making and final passes somewhat poor on the day and the Reds very much on top in the midfield battle, and in the end he was taken off in the 73rd minute for Jamie Paterson.

 

 

By then, Derby were a goal behind, Jayden Bogle having made a mistake with a poorly hit pass into the centre which was pounced on by Lewis Grabban, who made the most of the opportunity to rifle into the bottom-left corner.

Here is what some of the Pride Park faithful were saying on social media regarding the game, in particular Holmes' display:

Holmes, who joined Derby from Scunthorpe United last summer for a reported £700,000 fee (Transfermarkt), featured plentifully in the second half of the Championship season, making 27 appearances in the league and playoffs, while this term he has 21 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).

5th January 2019, Pride Park, Derby, England; Emirates FA Cup third round football, Derby Country versus Southampton; Duane Holmes of Derby County on the run with the ball chased by James...

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