Steve McClaren hailed his "heroic" Derby County players as they drew 1-1 away to local rivals Nottingham Forest, ending the game with 10 men.
Ryan Shotton rescued a point for Derby County as they battled out a feisty 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Stuart Pearce's Nottingham Forest squad is looking much more healthy ahead of the visit of rivals Derby on Sunday.
Striker Chris Martin has become the latest Derby player to sign a new long-term contract with the Sky Bet Championship club.
Derby are hopeful that midfielder Jeff Hendrick will be back from injury by the start of October.
Derby manager Steve McClaren has stressed the need for consistency ahead of Sunday's clash with local rivals and Championship leaders Nottingham Forest.
Derby County chief executive Sam Rush is confident that club captain Richard Keogh will sign a new contract.
Derby have received some positive injury news after learning that midfielder Jeff Hendrick does not require shoulder surgery.