Rams boss pleased with reaction
Derby boss Frank Lampard has hailed an ‘incredible’ achievement after the Rams sealed their place in the play-offs.
The Rams welcomed West Brom to Pride Park in control of their own fate, knowing victory would guarantee them a spot in the play-offs.
They came through the clash with a 3-1 triumph to secure sixth place and will take on Leeds in the semi-finals.
Lampard, who only started his managerial career last summer, was delighted to see his side come through the clash but admits they still have work to do.
‘Incredible for the club,’ Lampard said.
‘Listen, we’re in the play-offs – we’ve not got promoted, so let’s be careful.
‘But from the work ethic of the lads and the ups and downs that are normal in a Championship season, what an achievement.
‘We were tested.
When they got back to 1-1, that’s real pressure – pressure for the fans, pressure for the players, first and foremost, and wow, did they react to that pressure.’