It was a typical Derby game against Preston, bitty with tackles flying in but it was a game I feel we could and should have won, writes Tom Schofield.

Adam Armstrong’s early goal set us on our way nicely so it was disappointing to concede to what was a brilliant strike not so long afterwards.

That was Preston’s only real chance of the game as well. I thought on the whole we played well.

Despite that I have some serious questions about Tony Mowbray’s team selection. Not with the personnel either, but with his persistence to play Sam Gallagher on the wing.

Managing is easy from your armchair, but I cannot for the life of me understand Mowbray’s thinking behind any of this.

Armstrong got the goal so he may argue playing him central was correct, that came from him cutting in from the left though. Gallagher was largely ineffective on the right.

He may have won a few headers, but I can’t think of an occasion when he beat his man or put a dangerous ball into the box. It can’t be doing anything for the player’s confidence and for the first time I’ve heard, fans were questioning Mowbray with chants of “Why’s he on the wing”.

It’s fair criticism as well, Joe Rothwell and Harry Chapman were both on the bench and are both far better suited to the role of winger that is after all their position.

I don’t want to use this platform I am lucky enough to have as a way of beating the manager, I have the utmost respect for Mowbray and everything he has done for the club thus far.

I am becoming a little disillusioned with this element of his selection though. From the outside looking in, it seems he’s making it too complicated on the pitch.

Football is a simple game, play players in their best positions in a system that suits them and I’d like to think we’d reap the rewards.

If that means Gallagher has to spend some time on the bench, then so be it.