Derby County midfielder Max Bird received high praise for his outstanding performance in the Rams’ emphatic 4-0 victory over Northampton Town. This win at Pride Park marked Derby’s second consecutive home victory in League One, with Bird netting a double, while Conor Washington and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing also found the back of the net.
This victory likely relieved some of the pressure on manager Paul Warne, as reports suggest that the board will continue to support him. Nevertheless, it was Max Bird who stole the show on Tuesday, and rightly so.
Journalist Leigh Curtis from the Derby Telegraph awarded the 23-year-old midfielder a rating of 8.5 out of 10 and described his performance as exquisite: “Bird delivered a splendid performance, scoring his first goals of the season with two finely crafted strikes. He seemed to be everywhere on the pitch and was a joy to watch.”
Max Bird seems to be hitting his stride after returning from an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for a month. This Derby academy graduate attracted interest from clubs like Hull City during the summer transfer window, and his recent form is a testament to his potential. With three goal contributions in as many games, including his brace in the recent match and an assist in the previous 2-0 home victory over Exeter City, it’s possible that his impressive performances might attract attention from higher-tier English football clubs in the upcoming January transfer window.