FORMER Celtic star Joe Ledley made his second appearance for Derby in their goalless draw against ex-club Cardiff City.
The Welsh international midfielder, who was released by Crystal Palace in the summer, played the entire 90 minutes against the Championship leaders.
His boss Gary Rowett, who snapped up free agent Ledley last month, said: “I thought we were the better side and deserved to win. I don’t think anyone can disagree with that in the second-half.
“We passed the ball well, but didn’t quite have the little bit at the end of it. We felt there were opportunities to pass against Cardiff and stop them having any real momentum in terms of putting balls in the box and being direct.
“I thought when we needed to we defended well with that direct play.”
Rival gaffer Neil Warnock added: “I’m only partly disappointed because I thought it was there to be won.
“If we’d have lifted our game a little more we could’ve won. The next best thing is to keep your home record intact and move on.
“In 11 games, I think we’ve played six of the best teams and we’ve done very well. Seven points in a week is a tremendous effort.”
Meanwhile Ledley’s former Celtic team-mate Gary Hooper was the star turn as Sheffield Wednesday thumped local rivals Leeds United 3-0 yesterday. Hooper looked more like his old self, scoring twice in the first half to set up the victory.
NEW CQN PODCAST FROM CELTIC PARK ON SATURDAY
Kevin Graham is back with a new CQN Podcast from Saturday. He talks to supporters on the bus on the way to Parkhead, interviews John Paul Taylor outside the ground and captures the atmosphere and action inside the ground before getting some more supporters’ views on the bus home after an eventful afternoon at Celtic Park.
Apologies for a few sweary words in this podcast near the end.