Derby County midfielder Jason Knight played a crucial role in the Republic of Ireland Under-21s' 1-0 victory over Armenia on Thursday afternoon.

The 18-year-old played the full 90 minutes as he helped his side secure a crucial three points as Ireland sit top of Group A, four points clear of second-placed Iceland.

Knight went close on a number of occasions before Waterford striker Zack Elbouzedi scored the only goal of the game on the hour mark to ensure Ireland came home with all three points.

That win ensured they stay on course to qualify for the Under-21 UEFA Euro Championships in 2021.

They now face Sweden on Tuesday 19th November (8pm kick-off) and a win could move them another step closer to qualification.

Knight has made nine appearances for the Rams so far this season and made his professional debut against Huddersfield Town on the opening day of the 2019/20 campaign.