Jan 25, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Ewood Park
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
1-1
DerbyDerby County
Gestede (47')
Marshall (21')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Bamford (84')
Ward (45'), Bryson (88')

Result: Patrick Bamford saves Derby County again in Blackburn Rovers draw

Result: Bamford saves Derby again
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Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford comes off the bench to score again and snatch playoff hopefuls Derby County a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Patrick Bamford came off the bench to score for the second game in a row to earn Derby County a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

The loan signing from Chelsea netted as a substitute in the victory over Charlton Athletic last weekend and was at it again in Lancashire to snatch Derby a point.

Rudy Gestede, who had earlier tested Lee Grant with a looping 10th-minute header and a deflected shot on the half-hour mark, had previously given Rovers a deserved lead just after the interval.

His strike partner Jordan Rhodes was the provider as he charged down the left wing and crossed for Gestede to head home from six yards for his third goal in his last five Championship games.

It was two substitutes who helped Derby come back into the contest, as Will Hughes, left on the bench for the first time this season, beat Paul Robinson with a clever chip that came back off the crossbar.

Highly-rated England Under-21 international Hughes continued to be County's biggest threat as he came within inches of connecting with a cross from Simon Dawkins at the near post.

Connor Sammon also came close as Derby applied late pressure, which was converted into an equaliser by Bamford, who controlled the ball on the edge of the box and bent past Robinson from 20 yards.

Will Hughes of Derby County in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Derby County and West Bromwich Albion at Pride Park Stadium on July 27, 2013
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