Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter criticise on loan Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell following his performance in the defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

The Rams extended their winless run on the road as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Ewood Park.

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Adam Armstrong’s second-half strike was enough to down Derby. And it means Phillip Cocu’s side have now lost five straight away games without scoring a goal.

Derby were poor throughout. But one player who summed up their afternoon was Kieran Dowell with some supporters hammering him on Twitter after the game.

 

Dowell joined Derby on loan in the summer from Premier League side Everton

Many supporters were hoping he could replicate the sort of goal scoring form he showed while on loan at East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest two years ago.

Dowell, unfortunately, just hasn’t got going at Pride Park. He has shown to be inconsistent, and rather worryingly, he doesn’t even standout when appearing for Derby’s U23s.

The 22-year-old posted a 75% pass-accuracy rate, which was among Derby’s worst. Moreover, he registered just one tackle and one shot (off target) throughout.

Dowell is under pressure to perform. He arrived as a replacement for Mason Mount and Harry Wilson, two players who carried Derby last season in terms of creativity.

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But it just hasn’t worked out. It remains to be seen whether he remains at the club beyond January, with Wayne Rooney’s availability sure to restrict his chances further.

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