“Absolutely buzzing”: Izzo thrilled with Derby win

Paul Izzo returned to the field in fine form on Saturday night and could hardly contain his delight post-game.

On the result…

“Obviously a massive relief.”

“It’s massive to get the three points, especially in the Derby.”

“We know that it’s been such a tough year for the club, and you know, this is the game that you want to turn it around in.”

“We’re pleased as well for the fans to finally get one up.”

On his own performance and return to action…

“Overall, I mean a bit of a shaky performance.”

“But absolutely buzzing.”

“It was a long eight weeks, sitting out and not being able to help.”

“[The strength and conditioning team] really worked with me and got me back to this condition, so big credit to them.”

On what the result means to the fans…

“They’re who we do it for.”

“Obviously we also want to do it for ourselves, but our support is second to none in the entire country.”

“They deserve nights like this and victories like this.”

On looking forward…

“Look, it’s game-by-game.”

“Every game is going to be like this. It’s do or die for us.”

“We need to start picking up more points on the road, that’s what we’ve got to do.”