Sep 17, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Ewood Park
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
DerbyDerby County
Keogh (1' og.), Gestede (78')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Ward (9', 58'), Hughes (37')
Ward (45'), Eustace (52')

Derby County boss Steve McClaren: 'A draw would have been a travesty'

Manager of Derby County Steve McClaren looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park Stadium on October 05, 2013
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Derby County manager Steve McClaren says that his side deserved their 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers.

Derby County manager Steve McClaren has insisted that his side were good value for their 3-2 win away to Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.

The Rams endured a nervy end to the game as Rudy Gestede made it 3-2 with 12 minutes remaining, but the former England boss said that it would have been a "travesty" if the hosts had equalised.

"That is always evident - they showed it on Sunday [against Nottingham Forest] and we had to show it again but in a different way," Sky Sports News quotes McClaren as saying.

"I think we deserved the result; it would have been a travesty if they had equalised. Last year we drew this game against Birmingham 3-3 when 3-1 up but we've hung on and got the point and it's a big win."

The result moves Derby up to seventh place in the table, while Rovers remain in 13th.

Jamie Ward of Derby County celebrates his goal infront of the travelling fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Derby County at Ewood Park on September 17, 2014
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