Paul Clement wants goals spread about Derby County's team

Paul Clement was pleased to see Tom Ince net his first goal of the season against Reading on Tuesday.

Paul Clement has told Derby County's official website that he was pleased to see Tom Ince grab his first goal of the season against Reading on Tuesday night.

Ince scored the only goal of the game at the Madejski Stadium in Derby's 1-0 win, and Clement was delighted to see the midfielder get on the scoresheet.

The Rams boss is keen to see goals spread about his team - with Johnny Russell and Chris Martin the only two Derby players to net in the league previously - and he wants other players to chip in heading forward. 

"I am pleased for Tom because that is his first one of the season,” he said. “He has been frustrated that he hadn’t got off the mark yet.

“It’s pleasing to see other players contributing with the goals too. We have had Johnny and Chris on the scoresheet recently and now we have got Tom on there as well. The more threats we have got in the side, the better for everybody.

“That goal was important not only for him but the team as well."

Derby have made a slow start to the 2015/16 campaign, taking four points from their first five games, but they are starting to show why they were among the pre-season favourites for promotion. 

The Rams came ever so close to making it into the Premier League last term, but a dip in form towards the back end of the campaign cost them a play-off spot.

After spending big in the summer, they were expected to start brightly, but Clement has taken a while to put his stamp on the side.

However, after two victories in their last two matches - against Preston North End and Reading - the side are starting to show signs of form, and they will be keen to extend their winning run when they take on Burnley at the weekend. 

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