Derby County captain Richard Keogh says the Rams wore Blackpool down and took advantage in the 1-0 victory at Bloomfield Road last night.
Chris Martin’s 10th goal of the season extended Derby’s unbeaten run to 12 games in all competitions and also sees them take over top spot after 13 games.
The goal came 10 minutes from time, after a penalty was won by winger Johnny Russell which sees Blackpool stay bottom of the Championship.
Defender Richard Keogh talking to the Derby Telegraph, said ”They had a couple of chances in the first half but we stayed in the game and rode the storm, then, in the second half, we really put the pedal down.”
”In the first half, I thought we forced the ball a bit but in the second half, we were much more patient. We kept the tempo high and, in the end, I think we wore them down. We had to be patient but Chrissy (Chris Martin) stepped up and it was a great finish after some great play by Johnny.” added Keogh.
Derby face Wigan Athletic at the iPro Stadium on Saturday. Uwe Rosler’s side have drawn the last four league games. Blackpool travel to out-of-form Reading.