Paul Clement gives details of his Derby County half-time team talk against Queens Park Rangers

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Derby County beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 last night.

Paul Clement has revealed to Derby County’s official site that he challenged his players to play with more width and speed at half-time during their match against Queens Park Rangers.

Derby had dominated possession for much of the first-half of the contest, but they had struggled to break down a resolute QPR side.

However, after the second-half kicked off, the Rams responded well, and they scored the winner through Andreas Weimann.

And Clement said: “In the second half, the players responded really well to what we said at half time.

“We asked them to play with more width and a bit more tempo and, really, the first 15 minutes of the second half won us that game.”

Weimann’s goal was his second in as many matches, and it seems that he is starting to find his feet at the iPro Stadium.

That only goes increase the Rams’ threat, with the side beginning to look like one of the dominant forces in the division now.

Derby were tipped as promotion favourites before the campaign started, and they are starting to show exactly why they were so heavily fancied.

The Midlands outfit have now gone unbeaten through their last 10 matches, and they are just one point away from the top of the Championship table.

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