Derby County Head Coach Paul Warne was left frustrated that his side added yet another game to their ever-growing schedule following the 2-2 draw away at National League side Torquay United in the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

A Will Osula double had the Rams cruising into Round Two just after the break but a 55th minute red card for defender Eiran Cashin resulted in the home side ultimately fighting back and earning a replay at Pride Park Stadium later this month.

Speaking to RamsTVfollowing the contest, Warne says the side need to improve their 'game nous' moving forward.

On the cup tie…

To concede so late on is frustrating. I thought Torquay deserved their equaliser and they kept us pinned in for 30 minutes.

We had plenty of chances in the first-half to have the game out of sight so that’s a frustration and then to get a man sent off in windy, wet conditions made it a really random cup game.

They asked a lot of questions of us and made us defend a lot of crosses. We defended some of them really well and some of them we need work on but in the end their pressure told.

I think unfortunately it sums us up that we haven’t got enough game nous that, with 30 seconds to go, we’ve got a free-kick and yet they end up with one, go up the other end and the rest is history.

On reducing the errors…

We’ve just got to eradicate the mistakes. If I could take out all the penalties we’ve conceded we’d be absolutely smoking it. I’m not saying we’ve had as much control in the games as I’d have liked, but we can build on it.

We keep shooting ourselves in the foot a little bit because now we’ve got another fixture we don’t want. We’re still in the hat in the FA Cup, which is a positive, but it’s just disappointing that we keep pressing the self-destruct button when we’re in such a comfortable position.

On the positives…

If we’d have won 2-1, I’d have still had the same face as I have now as I still don’t think we had enough control. They asked a lot of questions of us and with better finishing from them we could have been out of the tie.

I said to the lads before the game: ‘what am I going to learn about you today?’. I’ve learned a few things that are pleasing and I’ve learned a few things that aren’t.

We need to have a harder edge to our game when things aren’t going well. When teams ask you questions you’ve got to stand up. For the majority of the time we did but there’s moments in that game second-half that we let a runner go or didn’t challenge, so they are the frustrating things for me.

Every part of the game, every facet of it, is essential to victories and at the moment we just don’t have enough ticks in enough boxes to take a real step forward.

On the fans…

I want to thank the fans that came and for staying behind and clapping the team off because I know it must have hurt them to concede in the 95th minute.

We go again Wednesday when we head to Liverpool in the Carabao |Cup and the lads are going to have to play significantly better, but it will be a different kind of match so the lads can look forward to that and the fans can look forward to it too.