John McGinn says he thoroughly enjoyed playing in the win at Derby – and believes the team can improve even further.
Dean Smith’s team dominated the Rams from start to finish and picked up a richly-deserved 3-0 victory at Pride Park.
McGinn has big faith in the claret and blues – he knows the potential – but stresses we must continue showing it, week after week.
The second half was as good a performance as I have played since I joined. It was really enjoyable to be involved in.
McGinn on Derby win
He told Club TV: “I thought we were excellent.
“The gaffer believes in us. When you look at our squad on paper, you know how good it is. But we have to start proving it on the pitch.
“This win was important against a good team - and a tough place to come, too. To beat them – and beat them convincingly was massive for us.
“I think we can still improve. The result tells everyone in the league that we are starting to show the potential that everyone knows we have.
“I think people were looking at us as a soft touch. I’m not sure anyone watching at Derby would think that. It’s important to carry that on, especially with the run we have coming up.
“If you look at the game, I thought, even in the first half, we played well. They had a couple of chances too, of course.
“The longer the second half went on, me and some of the other lads had some chances and when you don’t score you start to worry a bit.
“But we kept going and kept doing the right things and thankfully we got three goals in quick succession.
“The second half was as good a performance as I have played since I joined. It was really enjoyable to be involved in. We caused Derby all sorts of problems.”