Worcestershire’s fit again paceman Dillon Pennington gave his reaction after day two of the Specsavers County Championship match with Derbyshire.

The County attack bowled with great discipline for the vast majority of the day and Pennington picked up two of the six wickets to fall.

He said afterwards: “It was a lot flatter and challenging to get your rewards. The balls we had were a lot different to yesterday (Sunday) as well.

“The first one we had today got real soft and didn’t do much and the second one we changed to again didn’t do much.

“Finally the (second) new ball did a bit more but it flattened out and we had to work a lot harder to get our rewards.

“The wicket dried out and it is quite a good pitch to bat on. It is pretty evenly bounced, there are no real demons. It is just a steady pitch to get your runs.

“But there is something in there if, like we did all day, just bash away and try and hit the top of off stump and we got some rewards early and late in the day.

“It is an ‘effort’ wicket. You have to put a lot in to get anything out of it. We as a unit try to hit the top of off as often as we can and try and keep things as simple as possible.

“Tom Lace batted really well. Although he nicked a few and played and missed, he wasn’t going anywhere and kept going.

“When we bat, we’ve just got to knuckle down like he did and hopefully get a win out of the game.”