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Callaghan In Action Against Leeds As Cox’s Derby Return To The Top Flight
Pictured here is former Derby County wideman Nigel Callaghan in action during the 2-1 home win over Leeds United in May 1987 at the Baseball Ground.
Derby’s win, sealed thanks to goals from Phil Gee and Bobby Davison, saw Arthur Cox’s side seal promotion to Division One and confirm back-to-back promotions.
Cox’s Rams went on to claim the Division Two title later that month thanks to a 4-2 home win over Plymouth Argyle.
Callaghan joined Derby from Watford in February 1987 and scored four times in 18 appearances to help the side go on to gain promotion.
The winger was an ever-present in the 1987/88 campaign in Division One, appearing in 40 league matches and netting four goals.
He went on to feature 18 times in the 1988/89 season, as Derby finished fifth in the top-flight in their highest finish since finishing fourth under Dave Mackay in 1975/76, and moved on to Aston Villa in February 1989.
Callaghan returned to Derby on loan in 1990 and appeared 12 times, scoring once, before returning to Villa Park.
The former England B and Under-21 international had two further loan spells, back at Watford and also with Huddersfield Town, before leaving Villa in the summer of 1992 to call time on his professional career.
Callaghan, in total, made 100 appearances for Derby and scored 13 times across all competitions. Since retiring he has recovered from cancer twice and is working as a DJ in Staffordshire.
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