Derby County manager Paul Warne expressed his admiration for Louie Sibley following their recent victory. Derby County emerged triumphant with a 2-1 scoreline against Notts County in the Papa John’s Trophy at Meadow Lane, and Sibley contributed with two goals for his League One team.
Sibley, aged 22, earned a spot in the starting lineup for the Rams and made the most of his chance, scoring both of his goals on either side of halftime. Warne was particularly impressed with Sibley’s performance, remarking on the club’s website, “I’m delighted for Sibs to net a pair of goals. He even struck the crossbar early on, so he could have had a hat-trick. Sibs displayed excellent finishing, and I’m genuinely happy for him. This match was well-suited for him. Players are often discontent when they’re not in the starting lineup, so when you provide them with an opportunity, it’s their moment to shine, and he certainly did.”
Sibley’s standout performance against Notts County should boost his confidence, potentially influencing his manager’s future team selections for league matches. As of now, Derby County occupies the 8th position in the league standings after 11 games and sits just two points shy of the playoff positions.
In their previous game, Derby played to a 1-1 draw against Cheltenham Town. Their upcoming fixture is against Shrewsbury Town on October 21st, as they aim to climb into the top six.
Sibley has been a part of Derby County throughout his career, progressing through the Pride Park academy and representing various youth levels. As a versatile midfielder and an England youth international, he received his initial opportunity with the senior team during the 2019/20 campaign. He has since amassed 135 appearances in all competitions and is determined to help his team secure promotion back to the Championship this season, along with the possibility of achieving success in cup competitions following their victory over Notts County.
Derby County fielded a strong lineup against Notts County, featuring players like James Collins, Max Bird, Sonny Bradley, and Conor Hourihane in the starting eleven.