Derby’s Morris is “gutted” after defeat by Villa but hails fantastic season

29 May 2019

Derby County
Photo: Getty Images Derby president Sam Rush (l) and chairman Mel Morris (c) pose for a selfie with a fan before a match.

Despite the 2-1 loss in the play-off final, Morris can find a “fair amount of pride.” 

The chairman praises Lampard after a season during which the pieces first fell into place late in September.

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

After a long season, the hard fact for Derby County is that they can look forward to another season in the Championship. The Rams fell just short of promotion after losing the play-off final against Aston Villa 2-1 in a thrilling game. 

While Villa can look forward to Premier League football and a significant cash boost of at least £170 million over the next three years, the Rams prepare for their 12th consecutive season in the second tier. 

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