Matchwinner Tom Lawrence praised the togetherness of Derby County’s squad as they came from behind to record a much-needed away win at Swansea City.
Lawrence hit the winning goal with ten minutes remaining to fire the Rams a 3-2 victory at the Liberty Stadium.
Derby had taken the lead through Martyn Waghorn early on but quickfire goals after half-time saw the hosts turn the game on its head by the hour mark.
However, Duane Holmes equalised soon afterwards before Lawrence bagged the winner late on.
The win was Derby’s second away from home this season in the league and their first since the opening day of the campaign.
Lawrence was the key man that time too, hitting a brace in a 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town, and the Wales international forward believes the Rams are in a good place right now.
Phillip Cocu’s side have won seven and drawn three of their last 11 matches in all competitions to climb the Sky Bet Championship table and also reach the Fifth Round of the Emirates FA Cup.
Speaking to RamsTV after the game against Swansea, Lawrence said: “We made a bit of a mess of it in the second half by conceding two goals, but the character that we showed to get back into the game and win it is what we need at this point in the season.
“Credit to everyone that, after conceding, we took control again and I thought we deserved the win.
“We’ll give it a good go to keep moving up the table. We know at periods in this season we haven’t been good enough, but hopefully things can gel together at the right time.”
He added: “We have shown in the last few weeks that we’re all together in this. The character we showed to get this win was phenomenal.”
Lawrence played a pivotal role in Derby’s win in South Wales - and not just by scoring the winning goal.
He produced an impressive display throughout, on and off the ball, and played a big part in Waghorn’s opener.
His long-range shot was tipped onto the post by Swansea goalkeeper Freddie Woodman and Derby’s number nine was on hand to tap home the rebound.
Lawrence said: “With the one that hit the post, which Waggy scored, I managed to get a bit of wobble on the ball.
“For my goal, I managed to do the goalkeeper as well and it was just nice to see the ball hit the back of the net.”
Lawrence, who turned 26 last month, has scored six times in 29 appearances for Derby in all competitions so far this season.