Paul Clement impressed by Derby County's Chris Martin

Chris Martin scored twice for Derby County in their 4-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Paul Clement has told Derby County's official site that Chris Martin put in the best performance of any striker in the Championship this season against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Martin scored twice in Derby's 4-2 win over Wolves, but it was not just his ruthless finishing which caught Clement's eye.

The 43-year-old boss also felt that Martin's ability to link-up with the rest of the team was impressive, with the striker regularly bringing others into play with his hold-up ability. 

“Based on that performance, I’ve not seen a better centre forward performance in the Championship this season," he said. 

“As well as the goals, it was the way that he led from the front, he linked the play, he was strong, held the ball up and really showed all of his qualities.

“He thoroughly deserved his man of the match award.”

Martin has seen a lot of challengers arrive to take his striking position at Derby, but so far he has been able to keep hold of the spot.

The likes of Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann have been consigned to substitute roles, due to the Scotland international's good form, and he will hope to continue to hit the back of the net in the coming weeks.

Martin's tally for the season now stands at seven goals in all competitions, meaning he is well on to matching his tally from last season, where he scored 21 times. 

After beating Wolves, Derby have now won five of their last six Championship matches, and they have moved up into the play-off spaces in the table. 

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