As part of a Know Your History series with Derby County News, in this chapter we look at the top five players with the most red cards for the Rams since 2000.

Derby have spent the majority of the past two decades in the Championship.

The Championship is notorious for it’s energetic style of football, with plenty of physicality and commitment resulting in honest battles and the odd shocking tackle.

Here, we look at those who received the most red cards in a Derby shirt:

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Darren Moore:

The current Sheffield Wednesday manager was a giant at the back for Derby, helping the club to promotion via a playoff final victory over West Brom during the 2006-07 campaign.

Moore, however, wasn’t blessed with great pace and often committed tactical fouls.

The defender wasn’t a dirty or dangerous player. He never received a straight red card while at Derby but was dismissed for two yellows on two occasions.

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Tom Lawrence:

Tom Lawrence joined Derby in 2017. The Welshman has a brilliant shot on him, and he has certainly scored his fair share of stunning goals during his time at Pride Park.

The former Leicester City man, however, has been known to lose discipline.

Lawrence has made over 140 appearances for Derby, He has received a total of 26 yellow cards, and two direct red cards including one after the final whistle against Reading last year.

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Martyn Waghorn:

Martyn Waghorn is an honest, committed player. However, that has sometimes been his downfall with the odd rash challenge leaving him suspended for the next few games.

The former Ipswich Town man has been red carded twice during his time at Derby.

He also has a total of 16 yellow cards. A striker’s challenge being a common description.

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Jake Buxton:

Jake Buxton was a fan favourite at Pride Park for several reasons.

Not only was he a bargain buy, an excellent passer of the ball and a popular local figure, the central defender was so committed and played every game like it was his last.

Buxton wasn’t afraid to get stuck in. He often revelled in it. But during his time at Derby, he received three red cards with one coming against arch-rivals Nottingham Forest.

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Andrew Davies:

Andrew Davies tops the list as Derby’s most dismissed player since 2000.

The former Middlesbrough defender joined the Rams on loan during the 2005-06 campaign. He performed well at Pride Park, but being young, he was often naïve.

Davies received three red cards in 24 appearances for Derby. All three were for second yellow card offences as his rashness got the better of him during his early days.

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