1993–94 Derby County F.C. season

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Derby County
1993–94 season
Chairman Lionel Pickering
Manager Arthur Cox (until 2 October)
Roy McFarland (from 2 October)
Stadium Baseball Ground
First Division 6th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Johnson (13)
All: Johnson (16)
Average home league attendance 15,937

During the 1993–94 English football season, Derby County F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In October of the 1993–94 season, Arthur Cox retired from football following severe back problems, leaving the role after 9 years in charge.

He was replaced by his assistant Roy McFarland (who became the only man to manage the club permanently in two separate spells) who steered the club's to a second playoff campaign. After overcoming Millwall 5–1 on aggregate in the semifinal legs, and surviving a pitch invasion in the 3–1 win at the New Den, Derby came up against local rivals Leicester City at Wembley. Despite taking the lead through Tommy Johnson, Derby lost 2–1 after a double from Steve Walsh and missed out on promotion yet again.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos. Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1. Crystal Palace 46 27 9 10 73 46 90
2. Nottingham Forest 46 23 14 9 74 49 83
3. Millwall 46 19 17 10 58 49 74
4. Leicester City 46 19 16 11 72 59 73
5. Tranmere Rovers 46 21 9 16 69 53 72
6. Derby County 46 20 11 15 73 68 71
7. Notts County 46 20 8 18 65 69 68
8. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 17 17 12 60 47 68
9. Middlesbrough 46 18 13 15 66 54 67
10. Stoke City 46 18 13 15 57 59 67
11. Charlton Athletic 46 19 8 19 61 58 65
12. Sunderland 46 19 8 19 54 57 65
13. Bristol City 46 16 16 14 47 50 64
14. Bolton Wanderers 46 15 14 17 63 64 59
15. Southend United 46 17 8 21 63 67 59
16. Grimsby Town 46 13 20 13 52 47 59
17. Portsmouth 46 15 13 18 52 58 58
18. Barnsley 46 16 7 23 55 67 55
19. Watford 46 15 9 22 66 80 54
20. Luton Town 46 14 11 21 56 60 53
21. West Bromwich Albion 46 13 12 21 60 69 51
22. Birmingham City 46 13 12 21 52 69 51
23. Oxford United 46 13 10 23 54 75 49
24. Peterborough United 46 8 13 25 48 76 37

Results[edit]

Derby County's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1993 Sunderland H 5–0 18,027 Pembridge (2, 1 pen), Gabbiadini, Short, Kitson
18 August 1993 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 26,684 Forsyth
21 August 1993 Middlesbrough A 0–3 15,168
28 August 1993 Bristol City H 1–0 15,643 Gabbiadini
4 September 1993 Birmingham City A 0–3 14,582
11 September 1993 Peterborough United H 2–0 14,779 Gabbiadini, Johnson
18 September 1993 Millwall A 0–0 9,881
25 September 1993 Notts County A 1–4 11,000 Gabbiadini
3 October 1993 West Bromwich Albion H 5–3 13,370 Simpson (2), Kitson, Pembridge (pen), Short
9 October 1993 Luton Town H 2–1 15,885 Kitson, Johnson
16 October 1993 Portsmouth A 2–3 12,404 Kitson, Johnson
23 October 1993 Crystal Palace H 3–1 16,586 Harkes, Kitson, Pembridge
30 October 1993 Bolton Wanderers A 2–0 11,464 Pembridge, Simpson
2 November 1993 Charlton Athletic A 2–1 8,123 Simpson, Pembridge
7 November 1993 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–4 14,310
13 November 1993 Oxford United A 0–2 7,151
20 November 1993 Grimsby Town H 2–1 13,498 Short, Pembridge (pen)
27 November 1993 Southend United H 1–3 14,458 Simpson
5 December 1993 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–2 16,900 Gabbiadini (2)
18 December 1993 Sunderland A 0–1 16,001
27 December 1993 Barnsley A 1–0 11,562 Kitson
28 December 1993 Leicester City H 3–2 17,372 Gabbiadini, Pembridge, Johnson
1 January 1994 Stoke City A 1–2 20,307 Gabbiadini
3 January 1994 Tranmere Rovers H 4–0 16,874 Gabbiadini (3), Williams
15 January 1994 Portsmouth H 1–0 15,645 Johnson
22 January 1994 Luton Town A 1–2 9,371 Forsyth
29 January 1994 Watford H 1–2 15,308 Kitson
5 February 1994 Crystal Palace A 1–1 15,615 Charles
12 February 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 2–0 16,698 Pembridge, Gabbiadini
19 February 1994 Watford A 4–3 8,277 Watson (own goal), Gabbiadini, Kitson, Johnson
22 February 1994 Middlesbrough H 0–1 14,716
26 February 1994 Birmingham City H 1–1 16,624 Johnson
5 March 1994 Bristol City A 0–0 8,723
12 March 1994 Millwall H 0–0 15,303
16 March 1994 Peterborough United A 2–2 7,371 Nicholson, Johnson
26 March 1994 West Bromwich Albion A 2–1 17,437 Johnson, Simpson
29 March 1994 Tranmere Rovers A 0–4 7,114
2 April 1994 Barnsley H 2–0 14,968 Johnson, Harkes
5 April 1994 Leicester City A 3–3 20,050 Kitson (2), Willis (own goal)
9 April 1994 Stoke City H 4–2 16,593 Pembridge, Simpson, Short, Kitson
16 April 1994 Charlton Athletic H 2–0 15,784 Johnson, Kitson
20 April 1994 Notts County H 1–1 18,602 Dijkstra (own goal)
23 April 1994 Grimsby Town A 1–1 7,451 Kitson
27 April 1994 Nottingham Forest H 0–2 19,300
30 April 1994 Oxford United H 2–1 11,602 Pembridge (pen), Johnson
8 May 1994 Southend United A 3–4 8,119 Johnson, Simpson (2)

First Division play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
SF 1st leg 15 May 1994 Millwall H 2–0 17,401 Cowans, Johnson
SF 2nd leg 18 May 1994 Millwall A 3–1 (won 5-1 on agg) 16,470 Gabbiadini, Johnson, Van Den Hauwe (own goal)
F 30 May 1994 Leicester City N 1–2 73,671 Johnson

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1993–94 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Oldham Athletic A 1–2 12,810 Johnson

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 22 September 1993 Exeter City A 3–1 5,634 Kitson, Gabbiadini, Simpson
R2 2nd leg 6 October 1993 Exeter City H 2–0 (won 5-1 on agg) 10,569 Gabbiadini, Johnson
R3 27 October 1993 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–1 19,855

Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
Group 2 31 August 1993 Notts County A 2–3 3,276 Harkes, Johnson
Group 2 8 September 1993 Nottingham Forest H 3–2 6,654 Simpson, Kitson, Kuhl

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- England GK Martin Taylor
- England DF Gary Charles
- England DF Craig Short
- England DF Paul Williams
- England DF Michael Forsyth
- Wales MF Mark Pembridge
- England MF Paul Simpson
- England FW Paul Kitson
- England FW Marco Gabbiadini
- United States MF John Harkes
- England FW Tommy Johnson
- England MF Martin Kuhl
- England DF Darren Wassall
- England GK Steve Sutton
No. Position Player
- England DF Shane Nicholson
- England MF Gordon Cowans (captain)
- England DF Jason Kavanagh
- Wales DF Kevin Ratcliffe
- England MF Craig Ramage
- England MF Steve Hayward
- England DF Simon Coleman
- Republic of Ireland MF Lee Carsley
- England FW Dean Sturridge
- England FW Mark Stallard
- England MF Kevin Cooper
- England MF Martyn Chalk
- England FW Stewart Hadley
- England DF Andrew Tretton

References[edit]