Derby County rally for rail workers

Derby County players yesterday unveiled the Save Our Rail Industry T-shirts they will wear on to the pitch before Saturday’s season opener.

The stars will be accompanied by 22 children of redundancy-threatened Bombardier employees.

Manager Nigel Clough, who is backing the campaign, will be dedicating his match-day programme notes to the jobs scandal. He said: “This is actually about more than politics – it is about saving livelihoods and an industry.

“As a football club, we are the heart of the community. People from the rail industry have stuck by the club through good times and bad, and it is our turn to do what we can in return.”