Derry said: “At times it’s hard to take because you feel you get the club into the Premier League and you want to play, be part of it.
The teams promoted in the same year as us, Swansea and Norwich, seem to have done things a lot slower than we have.
“Mark Hughes thought we should bring in a number of players to enhance our chances of progressing. It just didn’t work out that way. It takes time to mould a team, it really does. My own opinion is things were done just too quickly.”