Derby County Head Coach Paul Warne was 'really pleased' with the performance of the side in Tuesday evening's 2-0 victory over Lincoln City.

Second-half goals from Tom Barkhuizen and Louie Sibley were enough to seal the win and ensure the Rams got off to the perfect start in their EFL Trophy campaign.

Speaking to RamsTV after the game, Warne gave his verdict on the performance.

On the game...

I'm really pleased.

We want to win as many games as we can and we want it to be a trend winning games.

It's nice to have some players back and I think we looked a bit more representative of what we're trying to do as a team.

We had a number of players not involved too so we freshened the team up and gave other people opportunities to get minutes but fundamentally we wanted to win the game.

Generally speaking I thought the lads did really well and scored two good goals against a really organised Lincoln side.

Our overall performance was really good and a clean-sheet is always nice. A good day at the office.

On what pleased him the most...

I thought there was some really good play and I think Kane was probably our standout.

I like the fact our midfield three got at them and we probably weren't as clinical or amazing in the final third but that's always the hardest thing in a game to do.

I thought we were comfortable in possession.

Generally everyone contributed and it was nice to give Ben Radcliffe a professional debut tonight.

On the quality of the goals...

I think sometimes we get a bit obsessed with crosses, as much as I love them.

To get both goals not from crosses was quite impressive for us.

Tom's goal topped up a good performance from him. Birdy is back next week and should be training from us. Conor Hourihane is only a couple of weeks and all of a sudden the team and squad looks more representative of what we're trying to do.

On Tyreece John-Jules...

He's going to be out for 3-4 weeks unfortunately with the reoccurrence of an injury.

On Ryan Nyambe...

He's played the majority of his career in the Championship and he's a player that I've been after for a couple of summers. He's really aggressive, really athletic, a really good defender.

With the disappointment of Rooney being injured it seemed a perfect fit.

He'll join in with the group on Thursday and hopefully play a part this weekend.