Derby County pulled off an upset in their FA Cup 3rd round replay with Southampton on Wednesday night as they came back from two down to level before emerging victorious on penalties and, while equaliser Martyn Waghorn – along with his *interesting* celebrations – and decisive penalty scorer, Richard Keogh stole the headlines and Derby hearts, there was an unsung hero in the ranks.
Goalkeeper Kelle Roos, deputising for Scott Carson, made some key saves to keep his side in the game despite it being only his fourth appearance of the season – the former Plymouth man has yet to feature in the Championship, donning the gloves in the Cup and for the development side only.
Carson has been a mainstay in the Derby net since his arrival in 2015 but, after Roos’ heroics against the Saints, many Rams fans were calling for the 33-year-old to be dropped for the league clash against Reading this weekend. Given the service Carson has given Derby over the years, it would be a bold call for Frank Lampard to make but it may be worth it.
You can find the best of the reaction on Twitter below…
Great performance should start against Reading
— FtblConor and 76 others (@_FtblConor) January 17, 2019
Absolutely UNREAL performance Kelle ?? you get better every game ?
— SM46 ? (@MaloneMxdness) January 16, 2019
I think Carson will be looking over his shoulder. Need to get him signed up as out of contract in summer
— michael pritchett (@mikeepritch) January 17, 2019
Kelle Roos – what a performance from him tonight.
— Frank Lampard’s Derby County Polls (@RamsPolls) January 16, 2019
Kelle Roos has been phenomenal in the 120 minutes played tonight. Honestly deserves a chance to start in the Championship with Carson’s form being off this season.
— Jacob Hackett ? (@dcfc_hackett) January 16, 2019
Kelle Roos for me,
Looks better with his feet
Stands taller when 1on1’s
Bigger presence in the box
But I absolutely love Scotty C though
— Manc Ram (@manchesterram) January 16, 2019
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