More praise for Bamford after Rams goal

Derby boss Steve McClaren hailed Patrick Bamford after the striker’s moment of “sheer quality and class” secured victory against Sheffield Wednesday.

Bamford’s 78th-minute goal gave the Rams a 1-0 win that took them above QPR into third place the Championship.

It was the 20-year-old’s fifth goal in seven appearances since his loan move from Chelsea.

“It was sheer quality and class to win what was a scrappy game,” McClaren declared.

“He can frustrate you and sometimes flits in and out of games, but he is a match-winner. He scores important goals – they’re not just any goals.

“We’re just delighted we have got him and we are very surprised at how well he has done.”

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