Striker Martyn Waghorn scored a hat-trick as Derby County dispatched Peterborough United 4-2 on the road in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon.

Waghorn scored three times in 16 minutes late in the first half as Derby came from 1-0 down to lead 4-1 at half time in the game at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Speaking to RamsTV after the match, the 33-year-old gave his verdict on a brilliant afternoon's work for Paul Warne's side.

On the game...

It was a good response from the team after going a goal down. We're a little bit disappointed with the way we conceded the goal to be honest because it's something we touched on prior to the match. After we got a grip of it, it was a good 15-20 minute spell that blew them away and killed the game.

On his hat-trick...

I had an opportunity in the first five minutes similar to my first goal and I should have done better in hindsight but it's something we work on in terms of getting crosses into the box and getting across your man. Thankfully the second time around I was able to put it in. It was a bit of an old school finish, which was nice.

My second one was one of those when things are going for you, they are going for you. I didn't think Nat's strike was quite getting there so I stuck a toe out and when things are going for you, they are.

For the third one, I was very pleased with the finish but again it was being patient with my movement and not rushing, just letting the game develop.The captain picked me out and it was nice to get the hat-trick, so quickly as well.

On the character of the squad...

We could have easily folded and tried to grind it out the first half after going one goal behind but credit to the coaching staff, we changed stuff during the first half and nullified the way they were playing.

Getting the goals so quickly together kind of killed their whole atmosphere and gave us the ascendancy to go out in the second half and just do the job what was needed to be done and win the game.

On the message at half-time...

You've just got to keep going. You've got to do the basics very well, as cliché as that sounds. They will cost you the goals if you don't do them properly though. We didn't want to give them anything cheap and try and score more goals if any opportunities come our way.

I thought Collo and all the boys that came on had a huge impact. The squad will be massive this year and to have the boys come on like we had today will hurt teams.

On the away fans...

I've always had a good relationship with the fans and I'm grateful for that because you can go some places and it not be as nice.

When you come to places like this you need the fans, the way they backed us especially when those goals went in was amazing. You felt the whole momentum and atmosphere shift and we're going to need them throughout the season.