Derby County Head Coach Paul Warne was left frustrated after his side were unable to back up the midweek home victory over Exeter City with a result at Stevenage on Saturday afternoon.

The Rams fell to a 3-1 defeat at the Lamex Stadium in Sky Bet League One on another day where a number of key 'moments' didn't go in Derby's favour.

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

On his thoughts on the performance...

We came here to try and win and back up a good performance in midweek. We were well aware of our inadequacies at Shrewsbury last Saturday and we worked to make sure that it didn't happenagain. The first half was pretty even, we didn't create a lot but nor did they.

We changed it to three at the back at half-time because we were getting done a bit on the diagonal balls and I thought we started the second half really well and created plenty of chances, but just couldn't find the equaliser.

On another day if Wash pulls the trigger a little earlier and makes it 2-2 then we're in the ascendancy, but it wasn't the case.

We tried to make as many positive attacking changes as we could but weirdly the more we huffed and puffed, the worse we got. The fans are hugely disappointed, because they've made a lot of effort to come and watch the team and support the them, which I'm disappointed and sad about. The lads kept going until the end but the physical part of the game let us down.

On 'moments' going against his side...

It's hugely frustrating because the lads take the information on board really well and train really well but then we let ourselves down in moments in games.

We need to become more ruthless if we are to pick up the points we need to be successful. I didn't think we were good enough on the ball and it's about being brave on it. It's not just about winning challenges and second balls but it's about being brave on the ball and taking it. We created enough moments to potentially take something from the match but we haven't and I'm hugely heartbroken by that.

On the lack of consistency right now...

We're either excellent or quite poor but on Tuesday night against Exeter we took the opportunities and we won. Today, I don't know how many attempts they had but it's frustrating. I knew coming here it would be a tough game, they are higher than us in the league and they weren't going to lay down for us. When you come away from home you have to fight for everything out of the game and we just fell short today, which I'm sorry for.

On Martyn Waghorn and Joe Ward...

It's good to see Wardy back but unfortunately for Waggy he pulled up after training yesterday. We weren't taking a risk with him today but to have Wardy back on the pitch gave us something else. It is yin and yang, good and bad. Waggy may not be fit for Tuesday against Northampton or Sunday at Crewe in the FA Cup, but hopefully after that he will be back.

On Northampton Town on Tuesday...

We need to build ourselves back up for Tuesday night at Pride Park. It's just frustrating that we aren't getting back-to-back performances and results at the moment. We are playing against another good team in Northampton that have just been promoted from League Two so are full of confidence but hopefully we can win and have something to smile about.