Curtis Davies admitted he was pleased to see Derby County extend their unbeaten run at Pride Park Stadium to eight games on Saturday - but was also disappointed the Rams weren’t able to claim all three points against Queens Park Rangers.
Derby had to settle for a share of the spoils as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Mark Warburton’s side in their latest Sky Bet Championship encounter.
Martyn Waghorn’s fine free-kick midway through the first-half had the Rams in control, but Ebere Eze’s penalty just before half-time brought the visitors back onto level terms.
Despite pushing for a winner after the break, Derby were left frustrated in their attempt to record a sixth successive home victory.
Davies was keen to focus on the positives following the final whistle and says the priority now, with Derby so impressive on home turf, is to rectify their form on the road as they seek to climb the table.
Speaking to EFL on Quest after Saturday’s game, Davies said: “We were obviously disappointed not to win, especially after taking the lead.
“It was a tale of set-pieces in the end with Martyn Waghorn scoring a great free-kick and then unfortunately giving a penalty away at the other end, which gave them the chance to get back into it.
“We’ve been very good at home so far this season and we went into the game with five wins on the spin at Pride Park and with four clean sheets in succession too, so it was frustrating not to get all three points.”
He added: “We’re unbeaten again and it’s important to do that at home, especially as we’ve been so poor on the road and we need to address that.”
Davies has been partnered in central defence by Craig Forsyth in Derby’s last three fixtures.
Forsyth has recently returned from a year out of action with a long-term knee injury and immediately impressed upon his return to the squad.
The 34-year-old, who also missed most of last season due to injury, has heaped praise on the Scotsman.
Having spent many hours together last year working through their rehabilitation programmes, Davies says it’s special to be playing alongside Forsyth again.
He said: “Fozzy is a great lad and a top player; he has played centre-back before so he knows what it is all about.
“It’s special for us both to be playing as we did our rehabilitation work together last season after suffering serious injuries.
“As it has played out, injuries have given myself and Fozzy a chance but we’ve had injuries across the pitch recently so hopefully we can get everyone back soon.”
He added: “Hopefully we can get people like Tom Huddlestone and Matt Clarke back, and of course Wayne Rooney will be available for us from January too.”
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