Manager Frank Lampard felt his side deserved the three points in their 2-1 victory against Swansea City this afternoon.
It was a first half to remember for Harry Wilson who notched two stunning goals.
His first thundered into the back of the net from 25 yards out, whilst he intercepted a pass and cooly slotted into the bottom corner for his second.
The Rams were in command for large parts of the game, but conceded in the final five minutes of the game - as Fikayo Tomori turned a corner into his own net - to make it a nervy ending.
However, Lampard’s side held on to the three points and the manager felt it was a deserved three points.
“I’m pleased with the three points but it could have been more comfortable,” he told RamsTV. “It was a nervous last five or 10 minutes but I think we deserved to win the game.
“A third goal would have made it more comfortable but going into the game we wanted to win having lost on Wednesday and we got it.
“It was an important reaction for us. Our form in the last couple of games hasn’t been what it was. We had a really good month in terms of performances and they have dipped slightly but that can happen. It happens in football so it’s important we are strong in ourselves.”
Wilson’s display throughout the game earned him a deserved man of the match award and Lampard was pleased with his contribution.
“Harry’s first goal was a great strike,” he said. “We know Harry strikes the ball well. He needs to get his shots away and when he does, he’s a big threat. Both goals were clean, quality strikes and I was pleased with his all-round game.
“His work rate was good so I’m pleased with Harry and the goals were the icing on the cake. He works on it but some parts of it are natural.
“Harry is a developing player and that’s why it’s good to have him here. It’s so good for him to be here, playing week in, week out, learning little bits of his game. Today showed that there is more to come from Harry.
“He’s in a rich vein of form, he’s scoring goals and long may that continue because he’s our match winner today.”
Striker Jack Marriott was missing this afternoon due to injury and Lampard gave an update on his situation.
“He took a bang on his foot against Stoke and it is badly bruised which is painful,” he commented.
“If you play with those then you risk injuring yourself further. It was a choice to keep him out of it but I thought David Nugent’s work rate and energy led the team from the front.”
There is now a week for Lampard and his players to prepare for the away fixture at Wigan Athletic next Saturday.
“They deserve a bit of a rest because there was a lot of effort there today,” admitted the manager. “
"We will have a rest for a day or so but work hard towards the end of the week. It all happens on the training ground.”