Wayne Rooney admitted he was frustrated that Derby County were unable to pick up all three points as they played out a 2-2 draw at home to Luton Town on Tuesday night.
The draw saw the Rams extend their unbeaten run the Sky Bet Championship to four matches, a run which has seen them record three draws and one win.
Derby took the lead under the floodlights just before the halfway mark of the first period as skipper Tom Lawrence drove home his second goal of the season following good work by Jason Knight.
Despite a positive opening 45 minutes, the visitors were back on level terms just after half-time as Fred Onyedinma found the back of the net from close range.
Rooney’s side responded well and were back in front on the hour mark as Lawrence returned the favour to set Knight up for his first goal of the season as his angled drive beat Simon Sluga.
Luton came back again, however, as Elijah Adebayo headed home another equaliser for Nathan Jones’ side with just under ten minutes left.
Derby remain unbeaten on home turf this season after recording two wins and five draws from their opening seven league fixtures at Pride Park.
The result against the Hatters leaves Rooney’s side five points from safety after overturning a 12-point deduction for entering administration in September to move back into positive points.
Speaking to RamsTV after the final whistle, Rooney: “We knew tonight was going to be a tough game and ultimately we are disappointed not to win.
“I thought we had some very good moments in the first half and they changed their shape after half an hour.
“After going ahead in the first half we conceded a poor goal after half-time, but we showed a great reaction and got back ahead and then another disappointing goal to concede has cost us.
“It is frustrating to only to come away with one point when I thought we did enough to win. We are a tough team to play against, but we need to turn some of these draws into wins.”
He added: “We did everything to try and win the game. We had some good chances and scored two very good goals; it’s frustrating.
“We haven’t been conceding goals lately so to let two poor ones in at home is frustrating, but that is part of football. Players make mistakes, we have to get over it and move on.”
Derby are back on the road on Saturday when they make the short journey across the Midlands to face Coventry City (3pm kick-off).