Tuesday 17 July 2018

Video: Watch Premier League footballer down a pint with Derby fans in London

The former County midfielder Will Hughes joined fans in a pub in Fulham for the play-off semi-final.

Edd Dracott

Former Derby midfielder Will Hughes was spotted downing a pint for fans in London.

The 23-year-old’s smoothly taken chug was spotted among Rams fans in a pub in Fulham, where the club were playing the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final.

Unfortunately for the Pride Park club they lost the semi-final and a chance for a shot at the Premier League, but fans can at least cherish Hughes’ memorable effort.

“As you can imagine the pub was packed so Will helped boost that atmosphere,” George Constantine, who took the footage, told the Press Association.

“Will was there just because he’s an ex-Derby player and obviously still loves the club.”

Hughes now plays for Watford in the Premier League, but made 187 appearances for the Rams before his departure last June.

“I think it’s important to note the loyalty that Will has to still care so much about his previous club while playing in the Premier League,” added George, a student from Derby.

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Hughes at Derby

Fulham won the semi-final second leg 2-0 at Craven Cottage to claim a 2-1 aggregate victory.

Goals from 17-year-old star Ryan Sessegnon and Denis Odoi gave victory to the London side – their first win in eight play-off ties.

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