Rams need more firepower - Clough
Nigel Clough was once again left to rue Derby's lack of a prolific goalscorer after his side were held to a 1-1 draw with Peterborough.
A fine finish from substitute David Ball rescued a point for Posh nine minutes from time, but the Rams should have been home and hosed by then.
Theo Robinson put the home side in front in the first half, but they spurned several chances and were also unfortunate not to have a penalty when Nathan Tyson appeared to be brought down.
Clough said: "That's been the reason why we're 12th in the league and not sixth. With the general play and some of the chances we've created and we only get one goal out of it, it probably just highlights the need for somebody to put the ball in the net on a regular basis, that's all that's missing.
"We can get players to put the ball where we want it to be put, Nathan (Tyson) put a couple in there and we keep asking our strikers to get in there, but we can only ask them for so long."
On a more positive note, England Under-17 midfielder Will Hughes caught the eye in his first start for the Rams and Clough was delighted with the performance of the Academy graduate, adding: "For little Will Hughes to come in, having just turned 17, he was very, very composed and accomplished."