Derby have apologised to the family of the late Nottingham Forest owner Nigel Doughty over offensive chants from its supporters during the npower Championship clash at Pride Park on Tuesday night.

Jake Buxton's injury-time header gave Derby a dramatic 1-0 victory over their east midlands rivals but the post-match talk was dominated by shocking chants about Doughty, who was found dead at his home at the age of 54 last month.

A statement released by the Rams on Wednesday morning said: "Derby County Football Club wishes to formally apologise to the family of Nigel Doughty, Nottingham Forest Football Club and all supporters in attendance at Pride Park Stadium on Tuesday night for the behaviour of a small group of people at last night's game."

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