Whilst circumstances currently mean there’s no live football to enjoy, dcfc.co.uk is delving into the archives to feature a photograph from Derby County’s illustrious history.
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Derby County 5-0 Nottingham Forest (22nd March 2014)
Craig Bryson is pictured here celebrating after he completed a hat-trick in a 5-0 home win against Nottingham Forest six years ago today. No player in a Rams shirt had been that lethal in front of goal against our local rivals in the same game since Derby’s all-time leading goalscorer, Steve Bloomer, 116 years before.
The midfielder departed Pride Park last summer to return north of the border to Aberdeen, however his eight season’s with the club have placed him firmly in the hearts of Rams fans, and not just because his three goals helped Derby equal their largest victory over Forest on that day.
It took just six minutes for Bryson to open the scoring when his shot went in off the Reds’ Danny Collins. Just after the half-hour mark, he put the Rams firmly in control when Chris Martin laid the ball off for him to apply the finish.
Jeff Hendrick put Derby 3-0 ahead before half-time and Johnny Russell extended the lead ten minutes after the break. Bryson added the finishing touches from the penalty spot after Patrick Bamford was brought down in the area.
The three goals added to his 16 during the 2013/14 season, which remains his best goalscoring season in professional football.
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