Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on defender Curtis Davies after he came on for the final ten minutes in the 3-3 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
The Rams preserved their Championship status on a frantic final day.
Wednesday lead on two occasions, while Rotherham United also held a 1-0 lead at Cardiff City for well over an hour as the Millers threatened to relegate Derby and the Owls.
But two late goals changed the dynamic once more. The Bluebirds found an equaliser to draw 1-1, while Martyn Waghorn’s late penalty earned Derby the point they ultimately needed.
Waghorn will no doubt grab the plaudits for his two goals. However, taking to Twitter after the game, some Derby supporters were also full of praise for Curtis Davies.
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Many felt Davies’s season at Derby was over after suffering an ACL injury last year.
But the former Hull City man was a surprise name on Derby’s bench for the showdown with Wednesday and came on for the final ten minutes with his experience vital.
Davies clearly wasn’t fit, yet he was willing to play through the pain and risk further injury to help Derby hold the Owls at bay and preserve the Rams’ Championship status.
The 35-year-old’s contract at Pride Park expires this summer.
Davies may have played his final game for Derby, yet his presence as a leader evidently inspires his teammates and the club should look at keeping him on in some capacity.