Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to criticise goalkeeper Kelle Roos following his performance in the 3-0 defeat at Fulham.
The Rams travelled to Craven Cottage looking to put an end to a wretched run of form on the road. However, it was a case of déjà vu as Derby crumbled.
Fulham’s Bobby Reid, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Tom Cairney grabbed the goals for the hosts. And, all three could have been easily avoided following poor defensive errors.
Commenting on Twitter after the game, several Derby supporters felt goalkeeper Kelle Roos was largely at fault and some plead with manager Phillip Cocu to drop him.
Just seen the two opening goals again on highlights.. Roos may as well not even be in the nets … terrible goalkeeping .. terrible goalkeeper… #dcfc
— Mickey XX 🏴 (@mjc916ss) November 27, 2019
Has to be time for Roos to be dropped, well over 6’ but gives nobody around him any confidence. Great shot stopper? I’ve not seen anything that I wouldn’t expect a decent semi pro keeper to save. If Hamer isn’t good enough, it’s no. 1 priority in Jan #dcfc
— Andrew Walker (@hans8535) November 26, 2019
Not even going to sleep on it thoughts…. #dcfc
Roos needs dropping for his own good now!
He’s conceding more than Lee Camp for crying out loud!!!
Give Hamer a chance and buy the replacement in January as a priority!
— Pete Gerrard (@PeteGerrard) November 26, 2019
If kelle Roos plays next game I’m done with this team #dcfc
— 🙌🏻 (@ArembandJ) November 26, 2019
OMG this was so embarrassing bout time Roos got dropped !!! #dcfc #dcfcfans ⚽
— Jillian (@JillianW123) November 26, 2019
you simply can’t justify keeping Roos in. That’s three errors tonight
— Joel Moore (@jmDCFC) November 26, 2019
How about Roos 0
— Roman Davies (@RomanDavies5) November 26, 2019
Does Kelle Roos need a rest for his own sake?
Roos became Derby’s number one last season after Scott Carson fell out of form.
The Dutchman proved himself to be a decent shot-stopper who is good with his feet. Unfortunately, he has a major weakness when it comes to dealing with crosses.
Fulham seemingly preyed on that. Reid’s opener was from a right-wing cross, while Mitrovic scored a flick header from a corner inside Derby’s six-yard box.
Both goals were far too easy. It left Derby open to counterattacks late on, and Cairney sealed the win from a Mitrovic assist after capitalising on a poor Roos clearance.
Derby have kept four straight clean sheets at Pride Park. On the road, however, the Rams have conceded ten goals in their last four games. Something must give.
The Rams have Ben Hamer in reserve. He joined on loan from Huddersfield Town in the summer, and it now may not be long until he gets a first Championship start.
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