Newcastle United star explains why Derby County fans do not like him


Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has given his thoughts regarding why he was booed by the Derby County faithful.

Newcastle United continued their brilliant run of form by claiming a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Derby County at the iPro Stadium on Saturday and the three points now lifts the Magpies into second place in the Championship table.

Defender Jamaal Lascelles was one of the stars of the show for Newcastle during the encounter and he has stated after the game that beating Derby gives him extra pleasure due to his former association with Nottingham Forest.

Lascelles told the Chronicle, “Being at Nottingham Forest when I was younger, it’s always nice to come to Derby and get the three points. Credit to the boys, they were fantastic, and we go again on Tuesday. I’ve got loads of friends and family here. I only lived five minutes around the corner.”

The 22-year-old was booed by the Derby supporters throughout the game and the Newcastle skipper has gone on to reveal an interesting reason as to why the Rams’ faithful are not particularly fond of him.

He said, “I don’t mind it – it revs me up a bit to be honest. I think the last time I was on this pitch, I rugby-tackled one of the fans because he’d run on the pitch and started swinging for Kelvin Wilson when I was at Forest. So I can’t imagine they’re too fond of me but that’s football for you.”