QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel left Pride Park with a point and mixed emotions on Saturday as his side drew 1-1 with Derby.

The R’s are now seven games without a win but have recovered 12 points from losing positions this season, the latest one coming courtesy of an Eberechi Eze penalty to cancel out Martyn Waghorn’s opener.

Osayi-Samuel was pleased with the performances of his teammates but was disappointed to have returned to the capital with only a point in the end.

“It’s actually mixed emotions for us,” he said. “We played very well, started off very brightly and it was disappointing for us to concede the goal because I felt that we started off very strongly and should have got something to show for it.

“We showed our character again, believed that we could come back and got the goal.

“We believed we were capable of bouncing back, got the penalty and Ebs took it well. We played well and I think we could have come away with more than a point.”

Mark Warburton’s side arrived in the midlands on an afternoon when football royalty was in attendance as Wayne Rooney joined his new team in the dugout for the first time.

But the presence of the Manchester United legend couldn’t inspire the Rams to victory and Osayi-Samuel was more pleased with his own performance on the pitch given the circumstances.

“Derby’s lasts results were losses and both teams wanted to prove a point and I felt like that game was a good game; they had a few attacks and so did we,” he added.

“We showed good character and resilience to get ourselves back into it.”

 “I wanted to play to my strengths and as soon as I got the ball I wanted to take their left-back on and help the team.

“He got a yellow card and that gave me more confidence to take him on even more. I had to be confident and not lose any belief if I lost the ball. It was a good day for me.”