Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to praise striker Colin Kazim-Richards following his impressive display in the 1-1 draw with Wycombe Wanderers.
Kazim-Richards joined Derby in the summer after training with the club.
Many supporters questioned the signing of the 34-year-old journeyman who was last seen playing his football in Mexico before the global health pandemic struck.
Derby’s failure to sign any of their primary striker targets only heightened frustrations.
But in Kazim-Richards’ first Championship start of the season, the physical striker displayed plenty of qualities as the lone target man with supporters praising his performance.
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Kazim-Richards was arguably Derby’s best player. He won six aerial duels, made a team-high three key passes while providing the assist for Duane Holmes’ opening goal.
The former Sheffield United man also found the net in the first-half in what would have been his first Derby goal, but his strike was chalked off for a tight offside call.
Kazim-Richards departed on 65 minutes. And his substitution promptly saw Derby lose a grip on the game, with Wycombe finding an equaliser ten minutes from time.
The draw leaves Derby bottom of the Championship table with just one win in 14 games. Moreover, no side has scored fewer than the Rams’ six league goals this term.
Interim boss Wayne Rooney has a big job on his hands. But Kazim-Richards’ performance is at least one positive, and something to build on ahead of next week.