1994–95 Derby County F.C. season

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Derby County
1994–95 season
Chairman Lionel Pickering
Manager Roy McFarland (until 29 April)
Billy McEwan (from 29 April)
Stadium Baseball Ground
First Division 9th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Anglo-Italian Cup Group stage
Top goalscorer League: Gabbiadini (11)
All: Gabbiadini (13)
Average home league attendance 13,589

During the 1994–95 English football season, Derby County F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

During the 1994–95 season, several players left Derby, including Kitson joining Newcastle United for £2.25m, Charles and Johnson moving to Aston Villa for a combined £2.9m and Pembridge moving to Sheffield Wednesday. The side was also weakened when goalkeeper Martin Taylor, an ever-present the previous season and touted for a place in the England squad, broke his leg in a 1–0 defeat at Southend United and was out of action for the next 29 months. With chairman Lionel Pickering's increased frustration at no return on his investment, the purse strings were tightened and McFarland was unable to buy suitable replacements, instead blooding youth products such as Dean Sturridge, Russell Hoult and Lee Carsley to fill the gaps created by the departures. In the event Derby could only record a 9th place finish and McFarland, in the knowledge his contract was not going to be renewed, said his goodbye's in the penultimate match of the season, a 2–1 home defeat at Southend United, ending a 28 year association with the club, broken only by a two-year spell as player-manager at Bradford City.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Middlesbrough 46 15 4 4 41 19 8 9 6 26 21 67 40 +27 82
2 Reading 46 12 7 4 34 21 11 3 9 24 23 58 44 +14 79
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 16 6 1 43 13 5 8 10 24 32 67 45 +22 77
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 5 3 39 18 6 8 9 38 43 77 61 +16 76
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 17 4 2 51 23 5 6 12 16 35 67 58 +9 76
6 Barnsley 46 15 6 2 42 19 5 6 12 21 33 63 52 +11 72
7 Watford 46 14 6 3 33 17 5 7 11 19 29 52 46 +6 70
8 Sheffield United 46 12 9 2 41 21 5 8 10 33 34 74 55 +19 68
9 Derby County 46 12 6 5 44 23 6 6 11 22 28 66 51 +15 66
10 Grimsby Town 46 12 7 4 36 19 5 7 11 26 37 62 56 +6 65
11 Stoke City 46 10 7 6 31 21 6 8 9 19 32 50 53 –3 63
12 Millwall 46 11 8 4 36 22 5 6 12 24 38 60 60 ±0 62
13 Southend United 46 13 2 8 33 25 5 6 12 21 48 54 73 –19 62
14 Oldham Athletic 46 12 7 4 34 21 4 6 13 26 39 60 60 ±0 61
15 Charlton Athletic 46 11 6 6 33 25 5 5 13 25 41 58 66 –8 59
16 Luton Town 46 8 6 9 35 30 7 7 9 26 34 61 64 –3 58
17 Port Vale 46 11 5 7 30 24 4 8 11 28 40 58 64 –6 58
18 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 31 28 6 5 12 22 35 53 63 –10 58
19 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 3 7 33 24 3 7 13 18 33 51 57 –6 58
20 Sunderland 46 5 12 6 22 22 7 6 10 19 23 41 45 –4 54
21 Swindon Town 46 9 6 8 28 27 3 6 14 26 46 54 73 –19 48
22 Burnley 46 8 7 8 36 33 3 6 14 13 41 49 74 –25 46
23 Bristol City 46 8 8 7 26 28 3 4 16 16 35 42 63 –21 45
24 Notts County 46 7 8 8 26 28 2 5 16 19 38 45 66 –21 40
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Derby County's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 1994 Barnsley A 1-2 8,737 Pembridge
20 August 1994 Luton Town H 0-0 13,060
27 August 1994 Millwall A 1-4 8,809 Sturridge
31 August 1994 Middlesbrough H 0-1 14,659
3 September 1994 Grimsby Town H 2-1 12,027 Charles, Pembridge
11 September 1994 Swindon Town A 1-1 9,054 Kitson
13 September 1994 Bristol City A 2-0 8,029 Kitson, Carsley
17 September 1994 Oldham Athletic H 2-1 13,746 Carsley, Short
25 September 1994 Stoke City H 3-0 11,782 Hodge, Gabbiadini, Charles
1 October 1994 Bolton Wanderers A 0-1 12,015
8 October 1994 Watford H 1-1 13,413 Hodge
16 October 1994 Southend United A 0-1 12,317
23 October 1994 Notts County A 0-0 6,390
29 October 1994 Charlton Athletic H 2-2 12,588 Short, Johnson
2 November 1994 Reading H 1-2 10,585 Gabbiadini
6 November 1994 Portsmouth A 1-0 5,117 Gabbiadini
12 November 1994 Sheffield United A 1-2 15,001 Simpson (pen)
19 November 1994 Port Vale H 2-0 13,357 Johnson (2)
27 November 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-0 22,768 Johnson, Stallard
3 December 1994 Notts County H 0-0 14,278
11 December 1994 Luton Town A 0-0 6,400
17 December 1994 Barnsley H 1-0 13,205 Johnson
26 December 1994 Tranmere Rovers A 1-3 11,581 Johnson
31 December 1994 Sunderland A 1-1 13,979 Johnson
2 January 1995 West Bromwich Albion H 1-1 16,035 Trollope
14 January 1995 Charlton Athletic A 4-3 9,389 Short, Stallard, Gabbiadini (2)
22 January 1995 Portsmouth H 3-0 11,143 Simpson (3)
4 February 1995 Sheffield United H 2-3 15,882 Kavanagh, Williams
11 February 1995 Reading A 0-1 8,834
21 February 1995 Port Vale A 0-1 9,387
26 February 1995 Bolton Wanderers H 2-1 11,003 Yates, Mills
4 March 1995 Stoke City A 0-0 13,462
7 March 1995 Grimsby Town A 1-0 5,310 Pembridge
11 March 1995 Millwall H 3-2 12,490 Trollope, Pembridge, Gabbiaidini
15 March 1995 Burnley H 4-0 13,922 Mills, Trollope, Gabbiadini, Simpson (pen)
18 March 1995 Middlesbrough A 4-2 18,168 Mills (2), Gabbiadini, Pembridge
22 March 1995 Swindon Town H 3-1 16,839 Simpson (pen), Pembridge, Mills
25 March 1995 Oldham Athletic A 0-1 7,696
1 April 1995 Bristol City H 3-1 14,555 Gabbiadini, Williams, Wrack
8 April 1995 Sunderland H 0-1 15,442
12 April 1995 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3-3 16,040 Simpson (2), Gabbiadini
15 April 1995 Burnley A 1-3 11,534 Trollope
17 April 1995 Tranmere Rovers H 5-0 11,711 Pembridge (2), Mills, Gabbiadini, Williams
22 April 1995 West Bromwich Albion A 0-0 15,265
29 April 1995 Southend United H 1-2 12,528 Mills
7 May 1995 Watford A 1-2 8,492 Pembridge

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994–95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Everton A 0-1 29,406

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 20 September 1994 Reading A 1-3 6,056 Gabbiadini
R2 Second Leg 28 September 1994 Reading H 2-0 (won on away goals) 9,476 Gabbiadini, Williams
R3 26 October 1994 Portsmouth A 1-0 8,568 Simpson
R4 30 November 1994 Swindon Town A 1-2 8,920 Stallard

Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
Group B 24 August 1994 Ancona A 1-2 748 Pembridge
Group B 6 September 1994 A.C. Cesena H 6-1 2,010 Hodge (2), Kitson (4)
Group B 5 October 1994 Piacenza A 1-1 1,710 Williams
Group B 15 November 1994 Udinese H 3-1 1,562 Johnson, Stallard

Squad[edit]

[2] 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 Steve Sutton
England GK Russell Hoult
England GK Martin Taylor
England GK Andy Quy
England DF Gary Charles
England DF Craig Short
England DF Paul Williams
England DF Darren Wassall
England DF Jason Kavanagh
England DF Dean Yates
England DF Andrew Tretton
England DF Michael Forsyth
England DF Shane Nicholson
England DF Chris Boden
England DF Wayne Sutton
England DF Will Davies
England MF Paul Simpson
United States MF John Harkes
No. Position Player
Wales MF Mark Pembridge
Republic of Ireland MF Lee Carsley
Wales MF Paul Trollope
England MF Gordon Cowans
England MF Steve Hodge (on loan from Leeds United)
England MF Martin Kuhl
England MF Steve Hayward
England MF Darren Wrack
England MF Ian Ashbee
England MF Kevin Cooper
England FW Marco Gabbiadini
England FW Tommy Johnson
England FW Lee Mills
England FW Mark Stallard
England FW Paul Kitson
England FW Dean Sturridge
England FW Nick Wright

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