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Derby ignore fan protests over club owner's

Derby will not bow to supporter's pressure for there to be a change of ownership at the club as the Rams board are determined to continue with their long term plans for the English Championship club. In a repeat of the scenes that followed the last home game against Ipswich, Rams fans stayed behind after the defeat to Leicester on Saturday and chanted 'sack the board'.

"We acknowledge the frustration and anger of some of the supporters," said a club spokesman. "We understand they want to see the team and the club performing better. We know they are expressing these frustrations because they care passionately about Derby County.

"The best way to make everybody feel better is to win more matches. The supporters want to see a winning team and it is our job to give them one. We have a clear plan how we are going to run the club, we believe in this plan and we are sticking to it.

"We believe this plan gives Derby County the best chance of a stable and successful future even if we are currently experiencing some short-term pain. The ownership group remains committed to this club and will not deviate from the strategy which has put this club on a sound financial footing for the first time in decades."

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