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Derby captain Robbie Savage says fans right to boo team

Highlights - Derby 1-3 Doncaster

Derby 1-3 Doncaster

Derby County captain Robbie Savage said supporters were right to boo the players following Tuesday's 3-1 defeat by Doncaster Rovers.

The result extended Derby's winless run at Pride Park to eight games, a sequence stretching back to November.

"They had every right to boo," Savage told BBC Radio Derby.

"We work as hard as we possibly can in training, we get treated well but then we put in a performance like that. It was disgraceful."

Two goals either side of half-time from Billy Sharp put Doncaster in control and Joseph Mills made it 3-0 before Steve Davies grabbed a late reply for Derby.

"For 40 minutes they didn't get back in our half but when we concede at home it deflates us," Savage added.

"We're at our most dangerous when we think we're good players.

"Maybe we thought we'd done everything by winning on Saturday [Sheffield United], but we concede three bad goals and put in a performance that the Derby fans do not deserve to see.

"As professionals, that was not good enough."

The result leaves Derby 19th in the Championship, eight points above the relegation zone.

"If we continue to play like that then you can't see where the next point will come from, but if we play like we did at Sheffield United then we will survive," said Savage. "But you can't turn the tap on and off in this division.

"Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong. As captain, I did not lead. It was pathetic from me and pathetic from everyone else. I can't put my finger on it."

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see also
Derby 1-3 Doncaster
01 Mar 11 |  Championship
Sheff Utd 0-1 Derby
26 Feb 11 |  Championship
Clough upbeat despite home defeat
23 Feb 11 |  Derby

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