Wayne Rooney heaped praise on his players after winning his first match as permanent Derby manager.
scored the only goal of the game in the first half to secure a 1-0 victory over promotion-chasing
at Pride Park.
It was a crucial game for
’s side as they escaped from the relegation zone.
Rooney reflected on the success, saying: “
To get any win is great. Obviously I’ve not been looking at it like that (first win) as I’ve been doing it a while but yeah I’m delighted
“But most of all I’m really pleased for the players. It shows what a difference it makes playing with more desire, and that desire to stop crosses.
“I demanded a reaction tonight and in fairness it has been a difficult couple of weeks.
“I felt this game had a lot of pressure on us tonight. There’s only one game lately where I’ve been disappointed in us and that was the loss to Rotherham last week.