Derby County right-back Jayden Bogle has earned the plaudits of supporters following his first professional goal against Brentford.
The talented fullback has been a surprise inclusion this season following his impressive breakthrough. The 18-year-old came through the youth ranks at Derby, yet he didn’t feature much for the U23 side.
Bogle has replaced Andre Wisdom as the Rams’ number one right-back and he has more than repaid the faith manager Frank Lampard has shown in him.
Bogle was making his 32nd Championship start, and he finally got himself that elusive first professional goal.
Taking to social media after the game, the Derby fullback shared his delight with supporters responding with kind words.
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Bogle’s first professional goal came after several near misses. The fullback has come agonisingly close on multiple occasions, only to be thwarted by excellent goalkeeping.
Against Brentford, he wasn’t to be denied again as he darted into the box, beat a defender and then struck low into the bottom corner. It was Derby’s second goal of the game in what turned out to be a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Bogle has been one of Derby’s brightest sparks this season and going forward he has so much potential. No teenager in the Championship has more assists than Bogle’s five, while defensively he is improving.
Brentford were a big test for Lampard’s side despite their poor recent form. The Bees came into the game boasting the sixth best home record in the league, and their attacking ability was evident.
Having said that, Derby will feel unlucky not to have taken all three points. They led the hosts three times, only to be pegged back with Neal Maupay and Said Benrahma on form.
The east Midlands club remain two points shy of the top six, with a game in hand over fifth-placed Aston Villa.