Derby County striker Colin Kazim-Richards has taken to Twitter to praise his teammates and staff following the Rams’ 1-0 victory over Championship rivals Millwall at The Den.
Derby recorded just their second win of the season in South London.
With 2,000 supporters back in attendance, there was a noticeable urge from both teams in what was a battling display with plenty of grit and determination on show.
Jason Knight grabbed the only goal of the game in the second half. The Republic of Ireland international followed up after Martyn Waghorn’s close-range header was saved.
Taking to Twitter, Colin Kazim-Richards believes Derby will now push on.
Derby’s second win of the season has been long overdue.
But since Wayne Rooney took sole interim charge following the debacle at Middlesbrough, a Derby win has been coming and Kazim-Richards has played a big part.
The 34-year-old journeyman striker was widely questioned upon his arrival at the club. However, his presence up top has prompted an improvement going forward.
Kazim-Richards is physically strong, good in the air and acts as a focal point. His first touch is good, he can link play and prove to be handful in and around the box.
Until January at least, the former Sheffield United man deserves his centre-forward spot.
Derby’s win at Millwall takes them off the bottom of the table and now two points short of safety. Next up is Brentford away before back-to-back home games.
Momentum is growing after three games unbeaten. Now Derby must push on.