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Ireland's Jeff Hendrick scores one and makes another as Derby edge closer to promotion

With a bit of luck, the midfielder will be playing in the Premier League by the start of next season.

Soccer - Sky Bet Championship - Derby County v Charlton Athletic - iPro Stadium Hendrick and Charlton's Chris Eagles last night. Source: Nigel French

DERBY COUNTY ARE two points clear of Middlesbrough at the top of the Championship table after a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic last night.

The Rams had Ireland international Jeff Hendrick to thank for both goals as the midfielder got on the end of Darren Bent’s cross to score the first for his eight of the season before teeing up on-loan Manchester United striker Jesse Lingard eight minutes later.

The 23-year-old also a helping hand from team-mates after getting his studs stuck in the net.

Source: Derby County Football Club/YouTube

Ireland team-mates Richard Keogh and Cyrus Christie both played 90 minutes and all three will be aiming for call-ups to Martin O’Neill’s squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland.

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