Martyn Waghorn was full of praise for the Derby County travelling support as the Rams secured their first away league victory since the opening weekend of the season with a 3-2 win against Swansea City.
It had been 187 days since the Rams last tasted a league victory away from Pride Park Stadium as a double from Tom Lawrence secured Derby a 2-1 victory against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on the opening day of the campaign.
Fast forward six months and it was a Tom Lawrence inspired Derby County who recorded a valuable three points in South Wales.
Waghorn put the Rams ahead before Swansea turned the game on its head early in the second half.
The Rams showed a strong reaction, netting an equaliser through Duane Holmes before Lawrence unleashed an unstoppable effort with 10 minutes left to play to secure three Sky Bet Championship points.
It’s been a long time coming for the Derby fans, who have remained patient and supported the team through a testing period, but days like Swansea make it all worth it, according to Waghorn.
“Fair play to them, it’s been a long time coming,” the stiker told RamsTV. “To make the effort to come down all this way, and make the noise they make, and to keep supporting us after some average performances away from home, it’s all credit to them.
“They have made the effort to make the journey week in, week out and they were a credit today. They gave us a little lift and we are going to need them on Wednesday.
“It’s another long trip for them but the ones that came down, we appreciate the support and we always leave everything on the pitch for them.”