Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage had to be taken to hospital after succumbing to altitude sickness.
The new Derby County head coach, Steve McClaren, says he wants to 'put right his mistakes' and focus on the future at Pride Park.
Steve McClaren has been appointed as the new head coach at Derby County Football Club.
Derby County have won their first game at the newly named iPro Stadium, beating Blackpool 5-1.
Derby did not get off the the ideal start though, with Blackpool taking the lead after 3 minutes, thanks to a header by Isaiah Osborne.
But the home side came back strongly, dominating possession throughout the fist half, but with no real end product.
The Rams got back into the game just after half time through a contentious penalty by Chris Martin. The Derby striker seemed to go down easily under challenge, but picked himself up to convert from the spot.
Six minutes later, Martin put Derby in front after poor defending allowed him to slot into the net. And it was soon more trouble for Blackpool, as Craig Bryson deflected an Andre Wisdom cross into the corner to make it 3-1.
The day only got worse for the travelling away fans, when Neal Bishop brought down on-loan Simon Dawkins in the box, to give Derby another penalty. The defender was also sent off for the challenge which was adjudged to have stopped a goalscoring opportunity.
Chris Martin cooly rolled in the spot-kick to make it 4-1, and claim his first league hat-trick.
But the goals and red cards were not finished yet, as substitute Angel Martinez was sent off after collecting two yellow cards.
That was before Richard Keogh prodded in from a corner to send Steve McClaren's men to their fifth straight win, and ensure they stay in the top six at the end of the weekend's fixtures.
Derby County have today revealed that iPro are the club's first ever stadium naming rights partner.
In a deal worth £7 million, Pride Park Stadium will be renamed the iPro Stadium for 10 years. But who are iPro?
- They are a new global sports drink company based in Berkshire
- The name iPro is formed from the words 'integrity' and 'professionalism'
- It sells isotonic drinks, health foods, sports gear and accessories.
- Director Craig Hodge had a promising football career cut short by injury
A press conference was held this morning to reveal the new name of Derby County's stadium.
From next month and for the next 10 years, it will be called the iPro Stadium.
The renaming of the Pride Park Stadium is part of a £7 million deal.
Derby County have announced that Pride Park Stadium will be renamed from next season.
In a sponsorship deal worth £7 million, it will be known as the Ipro Stadium
Pride Park Stadium has been the Rams' home for the last 16 years after they moved from the Baseball ground.
Bosses at Derby County say a £7 million agreement for its Pride Park Stadium to be renamed as the iPro Stadium is one of the biggest independent deals by a club in Football League history.
The new name, which is being introduced sixteen years after the ground opened, will officially be used for the first time on Saturday 7th December, when the Rams take on Blackpool in the Championship.
Derby County have tonight confirmed that its Pride Park Stadium will be renamed as the 'iPro Stadium'.
The Rams have signed a ten year deal with global sports drink company iPro, worth £7 million.
More to follow....
Can't wait to start at Derby :-))))
Liverpool and England U21 defender, Andre Wisdom, is set to join Derby on a season-long loan deal.
The chairman of Rams Trust has said the current situation regarding Coventry City, and other clubs being moved away from their cities, has led to the application by the supporter's trust to secure Pride Park against sale.
Jim Wheeler told the Rams Trust website:
One of the greatest fears of any football fan is that the club they have supported all their life is suddenly ripped from its traditional heartland and moved to another location. It happened at Wimbledon in the past, numerous non-league clubs and most recently at Coventry City. Such decisions ignore the most important people at any club - its fans.
Derby County fans have applied to protect Pride Park and the club's training centre from being sold and the club moving to another ground.
The Rams Trust submitted the application to the city council for the two venues to be classed as 'Assets of Community Value'.
The listing of the stadium as a 'Community Asset' would mean if the owners (or any future owners) were to try to sell it, the Derby County Supporter community would have the opportunity to buy it.