Derby County have bought in players this summer in an attempt to drag themselves away from the Championship and point themselves towards the Premier League.

Players who have graced the Premier League such as Curtis Davies (£570,000) and Tom Huddlestone (£2.2 million) have been brought in from Hull City, joining right-back Andre Wisdom (£2.3 million) from Liverpool and striker Tom Lawrence (£5.5 million) as the other arrivals this summer.

Up front the Rams are a formidable side, with Lawrence vying for a place at the spearhead of the Derby attack alongside the likes of Matej Vydra, Chris Martin, David Nugent and Darren Bent. In fact there is class all through the ranks at Derby County, class enough to blow away sides on their day.

Today wasn’t one of those days, well not for Derby County. It was Derby themselves who were put to the sword by Bristol City. It was 11th vs 12th today as Derby travelled to Ashton Gate for a game that, whilst they were physically there, they didn’t really turn up to.

It was actually Derby, through Vydra (27′ P) that took the lead, but it was a second-half to forget for Derby fans who saw their side ship four goals in the final 40 minutes of the game. The rout was started by Cauley Woodrow (50′), before a quickfire second goal from Bobby Reid (55′ P) put the Robins in front.

That’s the way that it stayed until neat the end before another brace of goals from Jamie Paterson (83′) and Famara Diedhiou (90+1) rounded off a miserable afternoon for a Derby side whose fans expect more.

Derby fans comment and react to Bristol City defeat

Quite philosophical from this fan.

Quite analogous from this fan.

Simply honest from this fan.

One player coming in for a lot of the pelters is Derby captain Richard Keogh. Here’s a selection of things that fans have to say about his performance today.

Some fans aren’t exactly hopeful that the rot will stop soon.

Crushing analysis and dismissal of midfield options here.

A change hinted at perhaps?

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Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. Lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.