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Midfielder Jason Knight was pleased to score his first goal of the season but was frustrated to only come away with a point at Pride Park Stadium as Derby County drew 2-2 with Luton Town.


Tom Lawrence opened the scoring for Derby on 20 minutes as Knight won the ball back in a dangerous area and fed the skipper to fire the Rams into the lead.

After Luton equalised just after the half time break, Wayne Rooney’s side continued to dominate and were rewarded as Knight rolled his defender and fired through the legs of Hatters goalkeeper Simon Sluga to put Derby back ahead.

However, in the final 10 minutes of the game, Luton grabbed an equaliser as a punt into the box was headed home by Elijah Adebayo to ensure the points were shared on a rainy evening.

Knight, who has settled back into the side in recent weeks following an injury sustained in pre-season, was disappointed not to keep hold of all three points as the Rams drew for a third successive game.

“We scored two good goals tonight and it’s something we tried to improve on,” he told RamsTV.


“When you score two goals, especially at home, you more than likely come out with the three points and get the result you want but it’s disappointing to concede through two mistakes. That is something we can put right on Saturday.

“The lads have been brilliant, especially the back four. Ryan Allsop has been great in goal and kept a lot of clean sheets so it’s uncharacteristic what happened tonight.

“They can bounce back and they will bounce back on Saturday.”

After Luton equalised just after the break, the Rams fought back well and managed to get themselves back ahead through Knight’s neat finish.


The midfielder fired powerfully past Sluga to net his first goal of the season and his tenth in a Rams shirt.

“I’m delighted,” he replied after being asked how it felt to score.

“That’s something I’ve tried to up all the time, scoring more goals and getting more assists. The more I can do that the better I am for the team.

“I can’t really say I meant it between the legs but I meant for it to be on target, so I’ll take it.”

And, after suffering an injury in pre-season that ruled him out of August’s matches, the 20-year-old is back to full fitness and feeling no after effects from that set back.

“It was tough but you always get these knocks in your career,” he admitted.

“I had the little one at the start of this season but I’m delighted to be back playing and hopefully score a few more goals.”


Pos Pld GD Pts
21 Cardiff City 21 -14 21
22 Peterborough United 21 -23 16
23 Barnsley 21 -18 13
24 Derby County 21 -4 1
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