Gary Rowett says Derby lacked composure in play-off defeat to Fulham


Gary Rowett says Derby lacked composure in play-off defeat to Fulham

It won't be easy, and we could envisage them needing to grind out a nervy draw and rely on some more penalty box defending late on, as they did in the first leg, if they're to get it done.

The Serbian worldwide, whose price has been enhanced from 17/20 (1.85), joined Fulham on loan in February and netted 12 times in just 17 league outings - making him his side's second-top scorer behind Ryan Sessegnon.

Fulham attacked from the outset but Derby keeper Scott Carson frustrated them throughout the first half with a series of fine saves. It's a second leg and they've more than deserved to go through.

The hosts' efforts to wrap things up in normal time saw Mitrovic let fly from distance before Kamara flashed a shot just wide of the post.

"He's unbelievable", Aleksandar Mitrovic, on-loan from Newcastle United, said of Sessegnon on Sky Sports.

They conceded after just 10 minutes - to Mitrovic, no less - when the sides met in March and after half an hour in the league match at Craven Cottage in November, meaning Fulham will be confident of their main striker finding the net. We always knew if we were to keep going we'd get the first goal and thankfully I did.

"We need the fans on form on Monday, cheering us forward and giving everything they've got, and we'll be doing all we can to get the win for them".

'(Scoring the first goal was) very special.

A sole goal from Cameron Jerome was enough to give Derby a one goal advantage going in to tonight's game, and the goalkeeper is hoping the fas can give the team an extra push and become the Cottagers twelfth man. I think you take stock of it; at the moment you are disappointed and Fulham are ecstatic because they are through to Wembley.



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