Derby County journalist Ryan Conway has been sharing his praise for Rams winger Tom Lawrence and his latest performance for the Midlands club during their recent 2-0 win over Luton Town in the Championship.
This comes after Conway recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he reflected on the win at Pride Park on Friday afternoon.
He said: “He was pretty good, did some typical sort of Tom Lawrence things, both good and bad that are typical.
“What I like about him is he always will try and take on his man, whether he wins that battle or loses that battle, he’ll always try and take them on. He lost a couple in the first half down on the left when he got a little bit frustrated and lost the ball a couple of times, but then in the second half, he found his groove a little bit and was taking on players left, right and centre and earns the penalty through that.
“Defensively he was pretty good, condensed the formation when he had to, he was good.
“I thought he looked to go on the inside a bit but that’s natural because of his stronger foot but I think he is alright when he gets down on the outside and always makes them defend that space.”
Derby signed Lawrence back in August 2017 from Leicester City for a fee of £4.95 million. Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £3.6 million, has made 139 appearances for the Rams in which he has managed to score 23 goals and provide 18 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
Is Tom Lawrence a key player for Derby?
TIF Thoughts on Ryan Conway’s comments on Lawrence and his performance against Luton…
Given how Lawrence managed to earn himself a solid match rating of 7.47/10 for his performance in the win, making him Derby’s second-highest rated player on the day, this shows just why Conway is full of praise for the winger and his display against Luton.
As well as this, the fact that Derbyshire Live said that Lawrence put in a “confident, bright display” against Luton just backs up how good he was in the game.
Moving forward, if Lawrence can continue putting in performances like he did against Luton for Derby throughout the remainder of the season, he will undoubtedly be one of Wayne Rooney’s key men moving into next season.