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Chris Martin delighted with complete Derby County performance

19 October 2015

Derby County striker Chris Martin said 'it all came together' as the Rams overcame Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

Martin scored twice in the 4-2 victory, and he heaped praise on the team's effort and spirit, which helped them climb into the Sky Bet Championship's top six.

“It all came together. The atmosphere was great from the first whistle and it was great to see all the scarves out there and it gave us a little bit more of an impetus," Martin told the club's official website.

“The early goal helped that, it helped the atmosphere, it helped the lads settle down. Overall, it was a great performance.

“We showed great energy, real enthusiasm and a great attitude from the first whistle to play on the front foot and try and win the ball back.

“We did that from the first whistle to the last. Wolves struggled to cope with that, some of our play was extremely good and it was nice to be on the end of some of those moves.

“It’s been a real team effort. We have shown real team unity, togetherness and spirit over the last six to eight weeks.”

The only downside for the Scottish international was his failure to complete a hat-trick after seeing a penalty saved, but Bradley Johnson scored from the resulting corner, and Johnny Russell added his name to the scoresheet in the second half.

"The penalty was poor. I didn’t catch it at all and I was lucky that Johnno [Bradley Johnson] got me out of jail straight after from the corner," the 26-year-old added.

“We needed that two-goal lead at the break so I thanked Johnno at half time. The only disappointment from my point of view is that I haven’t got the matchball under my arm, but the three points are the most important thing.”

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