The Argyle manager was disappointed with a slow start from the Pilgrims, during which Myles Weston gave the Chairboys the lead, but felt that his team grew stronger and stronger as the game progressed and deserved a valuable point given to them by substitute Nathan Blissett’s 72nd-minute header.
Derek said: “I said to the players: ‘We didn’t start quickly enough and then, in the second half, when we get the goal, it looks like you can run all day.’
“The energy that we had in the closing stages of the game was unbelievable. We have had a very tough schedule; Wycombe have had an easier schedule than us – they have not played the same number of games Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday – so, from that point of view, it just shows you how fit these lads are.
“I thought Gary Miller did really well at right-back – he was excellent tonight – and Jimmy Spencer coming in up front: two players who have been out for a while and you couldn’t tell.
“We need to keep on working hard. The players know that. They have shown their character tonight and that’s very good.”