Sheffield Wednesday boss, Jos Luhukay, drew plenty of positives from his first match in charge as the Owls recorded a 0-0 stalemate with Sheffield United and moved to 15th in the Championship table.
Wednesday were down to 10-men after skipper Glenn Loovens was sent off for a second yellow card midway through the second-half, but the Dutchman feels there is a lot that his side can draw on from what he witnessed at Bramall Lane.
He said: “I have a team that played together.
“We went from three to four defenders [after the red card] so at the end we had two good situations [to score] and the goalkeeper had fantastic reflexes.
“I am happy. This is the first step to play better for the team.”
Luhukay, who spent all his managerial career in Germany prior to replacing Carlos Carvalhal as boss at Hillsborough, added: “We had four days working to how we want to play and I think the players have given everything.
“That was a proper derby.
“I enjoyed that, the game was very hard but I must compliment my team and the fight they gave.”
Wednesday’s next match sees them host Carlisle United in the FA Cup Third Round Replay on Tuesday January 16.