Clough accepts Rams exit

12 August 2009 02:15
Derby County boss Nigel Clough had few complaints after seeing his side beaten 2-1 at Rotherham United in the first round of the Carling Cup. The Rams reached the semi-finals of the competition last term, but fell at the first hurdle this time around. Clough told the Evening Telegraph: "It was a very disjointed performance. We were very disappointing, certainly for 70 minutes. "It was nowhere near what we did against Peterborough on Saturday. "We just want players to do their jobs. Saturday they did that, a few of them didn't against Rotherham. "Credit to Rotherham for the way they played and it was not a case of underestimating them, because we know what a good side they are, but we had four or five players who never got going at all." Meanwhile, Clough has also confirmed that striker Chris Porter will be sidelined until Christmas after being forced to undergo surgery to correct a hip problem.

Source: ESA