Derby County’s victory over League Two opponents Carlisle United last night was described as a “job done” by Steve McClaren, but he said his team should have scored more goals.
The Rams beat Carlisle 2-0 at Brunton Park, and have now reached the second round of the Capital One Cup.
Jeff Hendrick and Chris Martin scored but other chances came and went and Carlisle’s goalkeeper Mark Gillespie was outstanding.
The Rams dominated in the first half without being able to find a way through and there was a slight concern that they might be made to rue their missed chances.
Carlisle were certainly playing a full part in the contest and might have opened the scoring after an hour when a free kick by David Symington from 25 yards was well saved by goalkeeper Lee Grant, who touched the ball on to the bar.
It was a defining moment, because the Rams broke through a minute later.
Jamie Ward sent over a corner and when Zak Whitbread helped it on, Hendrick headed it in – his second goal of the season after his winner against Rotherham United on Saturday.
Martin found the net in added time to seal the win.
“Credit Carlisle, they gave us a game,” said McClaren.
“We came through in the end, although the second goal came later than I would have liked.
“We are pleased with the attitude and the football and I thought the back four were excellent again.
“We were pleased with everything apart from the final third and the final finish.
“Given the chances we created, we should have scored more goals.”