"It was a long overdue (Premier League) debut," Moore told the Derby Telegraph.
"For someone so young, 19, to make his debut at the Premier League level should, hopefully, send signals to him that he's got the ability and, if he wants to, he can make a real name for himself in the game.
"For me, he's ready.
"He's worked extremely hard in training and the gaffer's given him his chance.
"I think he can come out of it with his head held high because he performed well against two very, very good strikers."