Derby County forward Martyn Waghorn has taken to Twitter to react to his side’s 3-2 defeat to Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
The 30-year-old, who joined the Rams in 2018 following a brief stint at Ipswich Town, was unable to inspire the club to a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions last night despite scoring against the Robins.
After Duane Holmes went close in the early stages of the game for Derby, the hosts took the lead in the 38th minute as Nahki Wells headed home from Jay Dasilva’s cross.
The Robins then doubled their advantage as Filip Benkovic netted his first goal for the club since his January loan switch from Leicester City.
Famara Diedhiou added a third for City after the break as he capitalised on some poor defending by Derby.
The Rams were handed a lifeline in the 61st minute as Waghorn headed in from Max Lowe’s cross.
Chris Martin then reduced his side’s deficit by firing past goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.
Whilst Derby pushed forward for an unlikely draw in the latter stages of the game, the Robins held on to secure their seventh home league victory of the season.
Following his side’s defeat, Waghorn posted on Twitter: “Disappointing result, we give ourselves to much to do.
“Need to get ready to go again Saturday.
“Thanks to the travelling fans for making the effort.”
Disappointing result, we give ourselves to much to do. Need to get ready to go again Saturday. Thanks to the travelling fans for making the effort 👏🏻💪🏻🐏⚽️ @dcfcofficial @ Ashton Gate Stadium https://t.co/66Iv52pfLn
— Martyn Waghorn (@Mwaghorn_9) February 12, 2020
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Whilst Derby were relatively impressive going forward last night, they will have to improve defensively if they are to secure a positive result against Huddersfield Town at Pride Park this weekend.
Having taken his goal-tally for the season to 11 in the club’s meeting with the Robins, Waghorn should be brimming with confidence heading into Saturday’s showdown.
One of the Rams’ stand-out performers in recent weeks, it would not be at all surprising if the forward guides the club to victory.
By sealing all three points in their clash with Huddersfield, Derby could move within seven points of the play-off places in the Championship depending on the outcome of results elsewhere.