Some Derby County supporters have singled out Tom Lawrence for praise following his performance in the 2-0 victory over Luton Town at Pride Park.

The Rams picked up a much-deserved three points in their bid for Championship survival.

Lee Gregory scored the opening goal of the game early in the first half, while Graeme Shinnie added to Derby’s lead shortly after the break from the penalty spot.

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Wayne Rooney’s side then comfortably saw out until the final whistle.

Lawrence was Derby’s standout player and received plenty of praise throughout.

 

Lawrence has missed most of Derby’s season following a lengthy spell out with injury.

The Wales international can frustrate at times, but his ability to run at defenders and eye for goal gives the Rams a completely different creative outlet in the final third.

Lawrence won the penalty which Shinnie converted for Derby’s second, twisting in the area and prompting the Luton defender to stick out a leg and bring the Welshman down.

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The victory momentarily moves the Rams eight points clear of the drop zone, with Birmingham City to face Swansea City in the later kick off at St Andrew’s.

Derby are another win or two away from safety and with Lawrence back fit and Louie Sibley regaining his form, it should be a matter of formality going forwards.

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