Pride Park Stadium

Next Game

Derby v Wigan

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Bloomfield Road

Last Game

Blackpool 0 - 1 Derby

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Clough positive after defeats

Derby boss Nigel Clough remains upbeat that his young side can bounce back despite the setback of successive Championship defeats.

Last Updated: 22/11/12 at 16:19 Post Comment

Nigel Clough: Has belief in his side

Nigel Clough: Has belief in his side

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Rams have lost at Millwall and Crystal Palace in their last two outings after a run of only one defeat in eight league matches.

"We look at the overall picture after 17 games and we have had a good, steady start," said Clough. "We should have a few more points on the board but there has been no ranting and raving at the players.

"Yes, we can play better than we did at Palace but generally over the last two or three months we have been very pleased with the players and we think they will improve. The youngsters will get better.

"The lads' heads really shouldn't drop because on the whole, we've had a good start to the season. We have a young group and they are learning all the time."

However Clough will be without the injured forward Jamie Ward who is likely to remain absent for Derby's next two matches.

He said: "Jamie has hardly done anything at all in terms of joining in training. He has been doing the one-to-one stuff but it will be a risk to play him on Saturday," said Clough. "If he trains [before the end of the week], then we might put him on the bench on Saturday but that is a long shot.

"Of course we would like him available, but generally in home games we have been creating things and we hope we can get away without Jamie in the next couple of matches - if we have to."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

eah, if there's one thing football autobiographies need more of, it's mind numbing-inanity and platitudinous tales of bantz.

Hallicks
Robson blasts Keane book

W

e were a steaming pile of recently released dogs dinner.

popularpete,
Wenger: We refused to lose

I

m sure I'll be one of about 100 but the Monday's third allbum was actually Pill, Thrills n Bellyache. Brendan would kill for quality like that right now.

u man
Brendan Rodgers: Radiohead Or The Happy Mondays

Footer 365

Michael Chopra says he wants to become a manager in India

Michael Chopra wants to follow in the footsteps of David James and Marco Materazzi and become a manager.

Rodgers and Hodgson unite on press treatment of Sterling

Brendan Rodgers and Roy Hodgson have united to condemn the treatment of Raheem Sterling by the press this week.

FA seeks answers from Garry Monk over post-match criticism of referees

The FA has contacted Swansea manager Garry Monk regarding his post-match media comments at Stoke.

Mail Box

Oh Mario - Why Always Meh?

Come on in and play the Liverpool blame game. Is it the fault of Rodgers, Balotelli, Mignolet, Johnson, Markovic or Lovren? Plus, Arsenal fans annoyed in victory...

Do Man City Have A 'Small Mentality'?

That's one claim in the mailbox after Vincent Kompany focused on a few hundred CSKA fans sneaking into the ground instead of City blowing a two-goal lead...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property