Oct 1, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Pride Park
DerbyDerby County
4-4
IpswichIpswich Town
Whitbread (12'), Bryson (47', 88'), Ward (61')
Eustace (66')
FT(HT: 1-4)
Berra (7'), Murphy (9', 34'), Cresswell (14')
Tunnicliffe (68'), McGoldrick (74'), Skuse (80'), Cresswell (85'), Nouble (94')

Steve McClaren speech inspired Derby County comeback

Caretaker manager Darren Wassal reveals that newly-appointed manager Steve McClaren's half-time team talk inspired Derby County to their remarkable three-goal comeback against Ipswich Town.

Newly-appointed boss Steve McClaren came down from the stands to deliver a half-time team talk that inspired Derby County's remarkable comeback in their 4-4 draw with Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

The former England manager was appointed as Nigel Clough's successor on Monday, but academy boss Darren Wassall was in charge for the visit of the Tractor Boys, who were 4-1 ahead at the break.

However, two goals from Craig Bryson and another from Jamie Ward saw the Rams grab a a point which was looking highly unlikely before McClaren's half-time intervention in the home changing room.

"We weren't good enough in the first half and Steve came down at half-time and had a few words to say," Wassall told reporters.

"He made a few changes as well and it did the trick, the second half was much, much better. The response from the players in the second half was absolutely magnificent and that bodes well for the future.

"Steve came back down to the dressing room again at the end of the game and he was absolutely thrilled with the response."

Clough was axed by Derby on Saturday night following their defeat to Nottingham Forest in the East Midlands derby, with the club 14th in the Championship table.

Aaron Cresswell of Ipswich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Ipswich Town at Loftus Road on August 17, 2013
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