Neil Thompson said a half-time ‘pep-talk’ helped Wednesday to their second home win in four days under the caretaker manager.
Our first-half performance was distinctly lacking a competitive edge and Thompson said after the 1-0 victory over Derby: “We got into them a little bit at half time. We had a word with one or two, had a good reaction in the second half and were a lot more positive.”
He added: “In the first half we weren’t at the races and we rode our luck a bit. It looked as if all the games had caught up with one or two of the players.
“But the lads gave everything they had in the second half and we dug it out.”
Thompson said he was just about to sub Callum Paterson before he scored the winner, the striker “having run himself into the ground”.
On the two wins in his two games in caretaker charge, Thompson added: “I’m delighted for the boys, for everyone at the club and for the supporters to get a couple of wins back to back – but It’s only a start. We’ve got a long way to go.
“I’ve tried to prepare the team, I’ve got a good reaction and this should lift everyone’s spirits.”