Sep 23, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Pride Park
DerbyDerby County
2-0
Reading
Russell (67'), Pearce (82' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-0)

Steve McClaren delighted with patience shown by Derby County

Steve McClaren of Derby County gives out instructions during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers on February 10, 2014
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Steve McClaren praises his Derby County side for showing patience in the Capital One Cup victory over Reading on Tuesday.

Derby County manager Steve McClaren has admitted that it was pleasing to see his side show so much patience in their Capital One Cup triumph over Reading on Tuesday night.

The Rams dominated for long spells of the match, but were forced to wait for two second-half goals to book their spot in the fourth round of the competition, and McClaren was quick to praise his players.

"We have spoke about discipline and concentration and the team had that tonight," the former England manager told reporters. "We got the clean sheet and if we keep doing that we will win games.

"We have got players who are dangerous, can create and can score goals. We had to stay patient, but in the end it paid off.

"Reading are a good team and we knew it was going to be tough. But even though we made six changes, we felt the team was good enough to win, and it did."

Derby return to Championship action against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

Johnny Russell of Derby celebrates his goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Reading at Pride Park Stadium on September 23, 2014
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