Derby County Head Coach Paul Warne described himself as 'really proud' of the effort of his players following the convincing 3-0 victory over Barnsley on Saturday at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The win moves Derby within touching distance of the Sky Bet League One play-offs and Warne believes the overall performance was one 'befitting' of a Rams side.

Striker James Collins' penalty had Derby in front and the break before defender Craig Forsyth and Collins added further goals in the second half.

Speaking to RamsTV after the game, the Head Coach gave his verdict on the win.

On the performance...

It was one of those games that could go either way in the first half. I did think it was a penalty and in fairness to Collo he'd done his research and knew where he was going to put it. I had full confidence in him.

We had a good start to the second half and then controlled it pretty well. There were some really good performances and it was the epitome of a League One game, I think.

Most of what has been coached this week the lads have taken on, which is good, and the praise goes to all of them.

We've been really good at home in recent weeks and the last two league games we've scored seven and conceded none, so everyone feels good about themselves.

On James Collins...

His performance today was excellent. He was assisted with Nat and Tom and as a front three they worked really well. The midfield three worked really hard too and were excellent and the back line defended really well. Everyone played their part.

On the set-piece goals in the second half...

I thought, apart from the first two we had today, we put them in really good areas. We keep trying, we keep trying different things and different ways to score.

Overall, it is a good and pleasing day. It's a pity we didn't get into the top six but there's a good feeling in the dressing room.

I felt confident all week that we'd be able to win this game and the lads have trained at a level where we thought this kind of performance was coming.

On the defensive effort...

We had a few walking wounded by the end. All four did really well at the back.

Ryan Nyambe got an injury early on so we had to make changes. Nat got a knock to his knee in the first half too, so we were a little bit of the walking wounded by the end.

The lads that went out on the pitch gave everything for this great football club.

The whole day, from the minute's silence beforehand through to the performance, was befitting of a Derby team, so I'm really proud.