England Under-21 international happy with maiden appearance for the Rams.Defender Andre Wisdom is relishing the opportunity to prove himself in the Sky Bet Championship with the Rams, after making his League debut for the side in the 1-1 draw with Birmingham City.
The Rams took the lead through Jamie Ward’s 39th minute strike against the Blues, but were pegged back in the second half when substitute striker Lee Novak volleyed past goalkeeper Lee Grant to earn the visitors a point.
Wisdom, who earned the Man of the Match award on his maiden appearance, admits that he is eager to kick on after being handed the opportunity to gain first-team experience with the Rams.
He told dcfc.co.uk:“It was a good game, I thought myself and the lads played very well. We played some great football and got a deserved goal in the first half.
“But we just could not quite manage to get the second goal, and then we went on to concede in the second-half, but overall it was a good performance and we will take the point.
“The experience so far has been great, the lads have made me feel welcome and the banter is flying about.
“I have come to Derby to gain experience, get matches under my belt and keep my fitness up. It is also about me helping Derby push for promotion, because I can see that the players here have got great quality, and today’s performance did not quite highlight how well we have played.”
Meanwhile, after making his home debut for the Rams, 20-year-old Wisdom accepts that he may have to get used to the Championship, following 14 appearances for Liverpool in the top flight.
He added: “After playing today, I can see that the Championship is physically demanding, and you come up against different players and different styles.
"But the main thing that you want, no matter what level you are playing at, is to win. This side has got a great mentality, who want to work hard during the week and get the result on the weekend.
"Admittedly it is a big transition coming from Liverpool, moving down to Derby, but it is a great experience."
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