Goalkeeper Ben Hamer was left frustrated with Derby County’s 1-0 defeat against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

The Rams were beaten courtesy of Adam Armstrong’s 57th minute strike and despite some pressure late in the game, they were unable to grab the equaliser.

Jack Marriott went the closest for the Rams in added on time but Christian Walton managed to make the save.

“It was disappointing considering the chances that they had,” Hamer told RamsTV. “I didn’t think they had a great deal and we dealt with them.

“There was only one chance in the first half but we dealt with it. I take my share of the blame with the goal. It’s beaten me where I don’t like to get beaten.

“Even when they score a worldie, sometimes you expect your goalkeeper to pull out a top drawer save and unfortunately I couldn’t do that today.

“When it hit the net I was so disappointed but we had to take the game to them. We had a chance at the end and could have nicked a point but it wasn’t to be.

“Worst case scenario is that we come away with a 0-0 and a point because we need to stop the rot.

“The away games haven’t gone as planned thus far and we need to improve that. Our home form has been very good but we have got to make the away form better.”

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Armstrong’s strike just before the hour mark was the difference between the two sides and Hamer gave his take on the goal.

“It was just the pace that he hit,” he said. “He got a good connection on the ball and it’s rocketed past me. I tried my best to get there but the pace has just done me in the end.

“It’s disappointing because it wasn’t really a clear cut chance either. It’s just an individual bit of skill from him and unfortunately he has beaten me and I’m not so happy about that.”

The Rams now face two home fixtures against Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall in the next week and Hamer knows it’s a big period coming up.

“We keep plugging away,” he admitted. “We obviously need to work on the away form and we need try and transfer that into the home form. It’s not going to happen all season.

“We have two home games now and we need to take some momentum from that, get some positive results and then we go away on the road again and we will look to put it right then.

“Our main focus now is on Wednesday and then Saturday.”