Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on Andy King after his debut at Ipswich Town.

The midfielder joined the Rams on loan from Leicester City until the end of the season.

With manager Frank Lampard seeking to keep his squad fresh for the upcoming FA Cup tie at Brighton and Hove Albion, he made changes for the trip to Ipswich and opted to play King from the start.

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The 30-year-old was left out of Claude Puel’s Leicester City squad this season. Prior to Wednesday, he had only played one FA Cup game this season. His lack of minutes told, as he struggled against a youthful Ipswich side with nothing to lose.

Taking to Twitter, Derby fans who posted admitted they expected more from the player and they felt his debut was one to forget as the Rams were held to a 1-1 draw against the Championship’s bottom club.

How Andy King failed to shine at Portman Road:

 

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King started alongside Bradley Johnson and Harry Wilson in a midfield three. After Tom Lawrence gave Derby an early lead, many expected the Rams to go on and comfortably win. However, the Championship playoff challengers were largely second best throughout.

According to Whoscored, King kept possession well with a 92.9% pass-accuracy rate, yet he lacked urgency. Moreover, he offered little going forward and failed to register a single tackle. King was ultimately replaced with 20 minutes remaining, prompting a late surge from the visitors.

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Lampard’s team selection has thrown up several questions, and now the pressure is on having failed to break back into the Championship’s playoffs.

Derby’s form has dipped with away games at Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa on the horizon. Lampard will be counting on the likes of King, Johnson and the currently injured Mason Mount to get back up to speed.

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