Tom Lawrence believed it was a good all-round performance, both individually and collectively,as Derby County defeated Swansea City 2-1 at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

A first-half brace by Harry Wilson ensured three points for the Rams, despite a late own goal from Fikayo Tomori, following a 2-1 defeat at Stoke City on Wednesday.

Lawrence said the squad's ability to pick up points following their defeats this season it is a testament to their mental strength.

Derby put in a dominant performance against the Swans, however the closing minutes were nervy as the visitors chased a leveller.

Lawrence told RamsTV: “2-0 is always a dodgy scoreline and you like to get a third to kill the game off but that didn’t come today, and they managed to nick one at that end that made it a little bit nervy.

“It is vital to bounce back in this league and that is what we have done today. I thought it was a good performance all round.

“That shows we have a good mentality in the team. It is positive that we can do that, and we just need to get the consistency right now.”

The Wales international put in another solid shift out wide and played a key role in Derby getting the ball down the field quickly on the counter attack.

He was also instrumental in the second goal, getting to work down the left of the box before his Welsh compatriot buried his second of the game.

Lawrence had a handful of chances himself too, including a free-kick that glanced over, while he also spent the final minutes up front.

He said: “The free-kick just went over and I had a few chances I think I should have put away. But I am happy with my all-round performance, it was good.

“It was good to be involved in the goal but Harry did all the work to get it.

“He’s on fire at the minute, so let him keep shooting! I’m happy for him, he works hard on the training ground and it is rewarding him on the pitch. I think he has a superb strike, he likes to wobble it. I see him do that in training every day and it was good to see him do that today.”

With no midweek game the Rams now have a week to prepare for their next challenge, at Wigan Athletic next Saturday.

Lawrence insisted that the team takes each game as they come and is looking to put together a string of results as the midway point of the season and a busy Christmas schedule draws closer.

He explained: “We go into every game trying to win it and I think teams come here and know they have a game on their hands. We just look forward to each game as they come now and hopefully we get more wins.

“The league is a tight one this year, but we just need to focus on ourselves and get a little run of games together now and we will be fine.

“I think they are the underdogs of the league this year, they have beaten some big teams already so it is going to be a tough game.”