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Derbyshire denies fans criticism

Forest striker clears up media rumours

By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo.   Last Updated: 13/09/11 11:42am

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Derbyshire: Denied criticising fans for taunting Steve McClaren

Derbyshire: Denied criticising fans for taunting Steve McClaren

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Nottingham Forest striker Matt Derbyshire has refuted claims in a national newspaper that he criticised the club's supporters

The Sun suggested that Derbyshire, 25, had taken a swipe at Forest fans after manager Steve McClaren was taunted during the 3-2 loss to Southampton on Saturday.

The taunts came from the home fans rather than the 1,777 Forest fans who had made the journey to the South Coast.

Ridiculous

Derbyshire said via a statement on the club's official website: "It is ridiculous that a journalist can suggest that I was having a go at our supporters. It was clearly the Southampton fans that were taunting the gaffer.

"Our fans were magnificent at St Mary's - as they have been all season. The journalist concerned may think it is okay to write something like that but it is me that has to pick up the pieces.

"I would never criticise my own club's supporters, it is not in my nature. I apologise to anyone who has taken offence bit I wasn't being critical of our fans."

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