Rams con­test

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Ryan Lloyd – there were some good per­for­mances. It would be wrong to pick any in­di­vid­u­als out be­cause you could go through the whole team.

“They did very well against a side that will be near the top of the Cham­pi­onship at the end of the sea­son. There were no in­juries which is the main thing at this stage of pre­sea­son. We didn’t want to give any­one more than 50 or so min­utes, with an­other good game to come on Tues­day.”

De­spite the re­sult there were plenty of pos­i­tives to take from the game against higher level op­po­si­tion.

“At one stage or an­other Derby had a near full­strength side out. I think Derby would have en­joyed that, we are a team that tries to play as well, and go through the thirds in the first half es­pe­cially.”

On the sign­ings of Ty­rone Marsh and El­liott Dur­rell, Wat­son added: “I think they will both be good play­ers, be­cause of the play­ers we had cer­tainly in the sec­ond half, play­ers were play­ing out of po­si­tion which we couldn’t re­ally do much about. We just wanted to get min­utes un­der their belt.

“I think he (Dur­rell) spoke well in his in­ter­view, he stated that this is the type of team, and style of foot­ball that suit him, and we can take that as a feather in our cap be­cause we do try to play good foot­ball and at times in both halves when we got in and around their box we’ve got play­ers to do that – like young Koby (Arthur) who I had at Birm­ing­ham, he’s a real live wire, he’d be a great ac­qui­si­tion if we can hope­fully sort some­thing out.“

MAC­CLES­FIELD TOWN (START­ING XI):

Alex Gogic, Jared Hodgkiss, David Fitz­patrick, Keith Lowe, Scott Wil­son, El­liott Dur­rell, Ryan Lloyd, Fraser Kerr, Koby Arthur, Scott Burgess, Court­ney Richards

SEC­OND HALF SUB­STI­TUTES:

Tyler Lit­tle, Court­ney Mep­pen-Wal­ter, Jimmy Phillips, An­drew Daw­ber, Mitch Han­cox, Kieren Kennedy, Ty­rone Marsh, Jack Storer, Richard Brodie, Ejiro Okosieme, Scott Fen­wick

DERBY COUNTY (START­ING XI):

Jonathan Mitchell, Craig Forsyth, Craig Bryson, Johnny Rus­sell, Dar­ren Bent, An­dre Wis­dom, Ja­cob But­ter­field, Nick Black­man, Jamie Han­son, David Nu­gent, Cur­tis Davies

SEC­OND HALF:

Scott Car­son, Ikechi Anya, Chris Martin, Chris Baird, Bradley John­son, Alex Pearce, An­dreas Wie­mann, Ma­son Ben­nett, Jamie Han­son, Mar­cus Ols­son, Timi El­snick

AT­TEN­DANCE:

1501 (866 Derby fans )

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