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Bristol City player ratings vs Derby County: Alex Scott sparkles with Tomas Kalas strong again


Dan Bentley – 6

There were some nervy moments in front of him in the second-half but Bentley was largely untroubled as any chances Derby had, were fired wide or over.

Zak Vyner – 7

Another accomplished display from the defender who looks increasingly at home in that right centre-back role. There was some good understanding with Kalas and he and Scott had to work hard to try and nullify the Derby threat down their flank after the break.

Tomas Kalas – 8

Bizarrely booked for high feet late in the first half but that was the only real aberration by the Czech who was dominant throughout, albeit against a pretty powderpuff Rams frontline.

Rob Atkinson – 7

A solid return to the starting XI for the centre-back who enjoyed a real duel with pacy Derby winger Festy Ebosele all afternoon with honours about even. Atkinson also showed his usefulness further up the field with some notable breaks down the left.

Alex Scott – 8

A fantastic first-half performance capped by a brilliant finish for his goal and the teenager oozed confidence. However, after the break, Derby constantly attacked his channel, trying to fashion overloads and got some joy. It was testament to Scott’s performance, however, he stuck to his task throughout.

Tyreeq Bakinson – 7

Much, much better after his struggles in Sheffield, Bakinson was alert to much of the danger in midfield and used the ball sensibly. Was substituted in the second half, though, for Matty James as Derby started to regain a foothold in the middle of the park.

Han-Noah Massengo is challenged by Derby’s Liam Thompson (JMP)

Han-Noah Massengo – 7

Again, like Bakinson, Massengo delivered a considerable improvement from his display against Sheffield United. The energy was there but also a greater sense of discipline and knowing when to hold his position. That said, he was guilty of overplaying it on a few occasions, particularly in the second half.

Andi Weimann – 6

Made some fine breaks in the first half as he was able to join the attack from deep so was often not followed by any of the opposition. But his influence waned after half-time as Derby tried to push forward.

Callum O’Dowda – 7

Frequently got behind the Derby defence after making some smart runs but would have been frustrated none of his low crosses led to goals. Was also a constant presser high up the field, although had to do his defensive work in assisting Atkinson against Ebosele.

Chris Martin shoots wide (JMP)

Chris Martin – 6

Oh, Chris. There was a lot to like about his performance in how he held his position, allowing Semenyo and Weimann to then play around him but he really should have taken that chance in the first-half when O’Dowda pulled the ball back to him.

Antoine Semenyo – 7

Made a huge difference in the first-half with his willingness to run in behind and stretch a slow Derby backline. Showed good awareness to find space and was always an option for his teammates. Understandably tired after half-time in what was his first start since April.


Matty James (for Bakinson, 67) – 6

Introduced to bring some stability in midfield. Great to see him back on the pitch and will be an important figure in games to come.

Cam Pring (for O’Dowda, 71) – 5

Showed good pace down the left but his distribution was a little lacking.

Nahki Wells (for Semenyo, 74) – 5

Struggled to get in the game.

Subs not used: Max O’Leary, Danny Simpson, Jay Dasilva, Ayman Benarous

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