Managers quotes after Derby demolition

Last updated : 25 August 2003 By Michael Morris

Lennie Lawrence
"The decisions went our way today and we did get the rub of the green but it was a good display.

"To be fair we finished very strongly and it was a quality performance.

"Once we got that first goal it really was never in doubt although when they pulled it back to 2-1 it needed a step up in pace and we did just that.

"James Collins took his chance very well and he is now ready for first team action whenever called upon.

"It was a fantastic atmosphere and if we keep our playing standards up at that level then we can go from strength to strength."

George Burley
"It was a very disappointing day all round for us. Every decision seemed to go against us today and their third goal should never have been allowed.

"As regards the sending off, I think my player was a little harshly treated as he definitely went for the ball.

"When you are down to ten men it is very difficult and we knew it would be a tough game today as Cardiff were outstanding against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

"However, you cannot legislate for referees making wrong decisions."