Revealed: Majority of Derby fans don’t want Matej Vydra to be dropped vs Fulham

Derby County hold a slender 1-0 advantage going into the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final tie against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Monday night, and it remains to be seen whether manager Gary Rowett will choose to make changes to the XI that won on Friday night.

Cameron Jerome’s first-half header proved to be the difference between the two sides at the Pride Park Stadium, but the Rams may need a slightly different approach in west London to try and stop a rampant Cottagers attack who scored 79 goals in 46 league games this season.

Matej Vydra lined up in something of an unfamiliar left wing-back role against Slavisa Jokanovic’s men, and he struggled to make too much of an impact there before he was replaced by Ikechi Anya in the 68th minute.

The Scot would certainly be a slightly more defensive selection in that position at the Cottage, and we decided to ask Derby fans to vote on our poll to see whether they would want to see Vydra dropped against Fulham, but 57% of said they wouldn’t.

Those supporters obviously feel that the Czech Republic international still has a big part to play in this tie, as Rowett’s men look to reach the final held at Wembley later this month.