Frank Lampard satisfied with point against Birmingham City

Derby County boss Frank Lampard has said that he is satisfied with the point gained during the Championship meeting against Birmingham City on the road. The Rams had the opportunity to secure a second league win on the bounce, but that was not meant to be againsta Birmingham side, which produced a quality performance with limited possession.

Speaking after the game, the former Chelsea man acknowledged that the Blues are always a tough opposition at St Andrew’s and he is pleased with the eventual outcome from the game, he said: “It was a point won as Birmingham is a tough place to visit. It was a hard-fought game with two different styles of football. I was pleased with what we did because we dealt well with a lot of their stuff other than the two corners from which they scored. We are not a big team and we have to deal with these sort of situations. They are bigger than us but we have to compete and make it difficult for them. Of course I am disappointed as we should deal better with these situations.”

With the result, Derby continue to remain eighth on the table but they have the game in hand to cover up the three-point deficit to sixth-placed Middlesbrough. Nonetheless, they are no assurances that they would win each of the remaining four matches with their form which has been inconsistent during the backend of the campaign.

Derby are scheduled to host Queens Park Rangers on Monday night and the match remains a must-win to keep up with their promotion rivals. The Rangers have been on a steady downslide during the course of the season, but Lampard will still be wary of the west London club, given they have pretty much nothing to lose from the game. Rangers are eight points clear of the drop zone with three games to play.