As you all know, Waghorn got a hat-trick against Rotherham at the weekend as Derby hit 6 in a game for the first time since April 1996. On that day they beat Tranmere 6-2, a game which was also notable for a long time as Paul Simpson's hat-trick in that game would prove to be the last by a Derby player for 11 years. Remembering this stat got me to thinking how many hat-tricks have been scored by Derby players since then, so I took 5 minutes on soccerbase and came up with this list. It was purely out of my own (sad) interest (and having nothing to do at work), but thought I'd put it up here on the off chance someone else might be interested and, therefore, make it slightly less of a waste of time.
1995/96 - Paul Simpson v Tranmere Rovers (H), Division One, 6-2
2006/07 - Arturo Lupoli v Wrexham (H), FA Cup, 3-1
2008/09 - Nathan Ellington v Lincoln City (H), League Cup, 3-1 (After Extra Time) / Emmanuel Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion (A), League Cup, 4-1
2013/14 - Craig Bryson v Millwall (A), Championship, 5-1 / Chris Martin v Blackpool (H), Championship, 5-1 / Craig Bryson v Notts Forest (H), Championship, 5-0.
2015/16 - Tom Ince v Bristol City (H), Championship, 4-0
2017/18 - Matej Vydra v Middlesbrough (A), Championship, 3-0
2018/19 - Martyn Waghorn v Rotherham United (H), Championship, 6-1.
For anyone interested, the last top flight Derby County hat-trick was Paul Williams v. Southampton on 4th May 1991 in a 6-2 win.