Matej Vydra believes that he’s playing the best football of his career in England after he produced a stunning performance to lead Derby County to a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

Vydra scored the opener after just 24 seconds and went on to supply the Rams’ second for David Nugent just after half-time.

The Czech Republic international has now notched five League goals this season and he thinks that his recent performances are the best that he’s produced since arriving on these shores in 2012.

He told RamsTV: “I think I’m playing my best football since I’ve been in England, I just try to help my teammates, three points is more important than scoring goals.

“We want to win the home games, it was a very good atmosphere so I want to thank the fans for that.”

His brilliant strike inside the first minute set Gary Rowett’s side on their way to three points, and his part in the second goal all but sealed the win.

He produced a deft turn just inside the Forest half before driving at the backline and playing a perfectly weighted through ball to Nugent.

Vydra spoke afterwards about his relationship with the striker as well as the qualities that he possesses.

On the second goal, he said: “I was just waiting for his movement, he made a good run behind the defender and scored so everybody is happy.

“He wants to run everywhere, we try to help each other and it’s very good for us.

“I’m playing in my best position and I have a very good partnership with David, maybe you can see how much I am enjoying my football.”

Derby’s return to action at Pride Park was delayed by two quickfire away fixtures and a two-week international break, and Vydra explained the motivation that the home crowd provided for the team today.

He added: “It’s much different at our home stadium, everyone was supporting us, everyone wants the three points so it’s a nice feeling today.

“We started very well, I could see that someone was behind me so I just tried to turn, Tom Lawrence was going in behind, I took one more touch and then we could celebrate.

“It’s a very good start after the international break, now we have another home game so we can try to start a winning run.”