Derby County midfielder Chris Baird has been stripped of his captaincy of the Championship side effective immediately.

This comes following the sacking of Derby boss Paul Clement, who was relieved of his duties after not following the ‘Derby way’. Clement was just over 24 hours ago and Baird has already had the captaincy taken away from him.

Instead, the title has been given to ever-present central defender Richard Keogh, who has been at Derby for almost four years now. Keogh has amassed 158 appearances for the club and was the ideal candidate for the position.

Derby will be hoping to make a push for promotion in the second half of the Championship season and having a born leader such as Keogh as captain can surely only aid their ambitions.

Chris Baird may have been the captain but he is merely a squad rotation player for the club and to have a regular starter as captain made far more sense, hence why Keogh has been appointed.