Richard Keogh believes all is still to play for”and is confident heading in to the Second Leg of the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals.
Leeds United have a 1-0 advantage ahead of the Second Leg at Elland Road on Wednesday evening through Kemar Roofe’s only goal of the game at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday night.
The Rams looked to be handed a way back into the game when they were awarded a penalty when Jayden Bogle was brought down in the area by Jack Harrison, however, after a conversation with the linesman, the referee overturned his decision.
The Rams’ centre-back believes it was an evenly contested match, however, after a game with very few shots on target either way, Leeds hold the upper hand.
“I thought it was an even game,” Keogh told RamsTV following the final whistle.
“They had a couple of chances, but not many, and I thought that we pushed them in the second-half and we had some chances. I think a draw would be a fair result, but it is only half-time.”
He added: “We played well, especially in the second-half, and I thought we took the game to them.
“They went into something that they haven’t really done much of this season, going longer and trying to hold on to the lead. Both teams were trying to win, but they put one away and we didn’t.”
With another full 90 minutes left to play at Elland Road, the defender is urging the Rams to move on with the positives.
A sold out away section will back Derby at Elland Road where all is left to play for.
He said: “It is all still to play for. We are very much still in the game, it is only 1-0 and that is all we are thinking about.
“It is going to be another tough game, but we are confident. It will be a great game, like we have seen in the games gone by, anything is possible in football. We look forward to it.”