Nigel Clough thrilled with Derby County display

Nigel Clough
Clough's side lie second in the table with six wins from their nine league games

Derby County boss Nigel Clough was full of adulation for his side's display in their 1-1 home draw with Barnsley.

Clough told BBC Radio Derby: "We have had the effort this season, we have had the workrate and spirit but what we saw was football on a different level.

"On another day it was a 4-1 or 5-1 game. We put on an absolutely superb performance. At times we tore into them and tore them apart.

"The quality of football and display gives us a great amount of heart."

The Rams are now second in the Championship table and would have gone top with a victory at Pride Park.

But although Clough was upset to miss out on heading the Championship standings, he was cheered by his his team's form.

He added: "I know it will only register as one point in the league table - but in terms of performance and the way we went about it - all throughout the game but especially in the second half - that was as good as it has been in terms of an attacking display for years.

"It wasn't chances by fluke, it was chances against a very good side with a very good away record.

"Nineteen points has been an incredible start from the first nine games."