Clement explains what he didn't like about Derby's latest friendly win

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Derby County manager Paul Clement wants his side to improve in a key area.

Derby County manager Paul Clement has been quoted by the Derby Telegraph explaining the only issue he has with regards to the club’s friendly win against SV Meppen.

The Rams secured a 1-0 win to add another positive result to their pre-season collection but the boss has explained that he wanted to see a bit more of a ruthless streak from his team during the game.

“The only criticism is we did not put the game to bed and they got a free kick late on that hit the bar, and that could have left us feeling deflated,” he told the Derby Telegraph.

Two areas the boss was pleased

Clement has revealed that there were two areas he was pleased with during the game; the ability of his players to adapt to new ideas and the fact that they created plenty of chances.

“The application of the players was good. They certainly took on board a lot of the ideas we have worked on in training, and they created a lot of chances,” he added.

It’s important that Derby continue to show that ability to adapt in big games because there are going to be matches over the next year, where Clement’s game plan changes and goes out of the window early into games.

If the Rams can’t think on their feet to find an effective solution, they will be picked off by some very experienced Championship opposition.

Side need to be deadlier

The side have to be deadlier in situations where they create an advantage for themselves and have the chance to build on it.

If the Rams can make it very difficult for any team to fight back when they get their noses in front, they will become a very intimidating side to play against.

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