Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to criticise defender Craig Forsyth following his disappointing performance at Wigan Athletic.

The Rams managed to halt their six-game losing streak away from home and scored their first goal on the road since October by grabbing a 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium.

Martyn Waghorn rescued Derby with a scrappy 93rd minute equaliser.

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But it was a result which papered over the cracks. Derby were again sluggish, and some supporters have called out Forsyth for having another disappointing afternoon.

 

Craig Forsyth has come back into the team in central defence.

The Scot has replaced the injured Matt Clarke. After a year out with an ACL injury, he made his first start of the season in the 1-0 win over Preston last month.

Forsyth was excellent that day. However, the former Watford man has since struggled for form, and his latest display followed on from a shocker he had at Reading.

Forsyth was a liability in possession. He posted a team low 54.2% pass accuracy rate, with his erratic distribution placing unnecessary pressure on the back four.

Wigan’s goal came from inside the six-yard box as Joe Garner swivelled to fire in a volley. Forsyth was marking him, and he was far too weak in his aerial challenge.

Derby need to add a new central defender in January. It has become a top priority for manager Phillip Cocu, while the return of Matt Clarke should make a difference.

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The draw leaves the Rams in 17th position in the Championship table.

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