Derby County boss Phillip Cocu has told RamsTV how his players are more united, and they will continue to show bravery in their play which will soon prompt an upturn in results.
The Rams suffered yet another defeat on the road, losing 3-0 at Reading.
It was Derby’s sixth straight away defeat without scoring a goal. However, the score-line flattered the hosts and the Rams played over 85 minutes with just ten 10 men.
Speaking to RamsTV, Cocu promises the situation will change and his side will soon start picking up results after suggesting there is a greater unity among the players.
[The players] are more united. They were proud to wear the shirt. That’s what we need to see not only today but from now on. We will see it every game. We go to Wigan with the same goal, bravery and courage to play football but with this mentality. Things will change and I have all the confidence we will get the results.
Derby’s situation is soon becoming desperate.
The Rams’ away form is awful. They are currently on their worst form of results for over a decade, and they find themselves slipping towards the Championship relegation zone.
But there were signs of encouragement at Reading. Young midfielder Jason Knight was excellent, while the return of Krystian Bielik from injury made a big difference.
Derby created more clear-cut chances than the Royals. Both Waghorn and Knight should have scored, while the latter and Tom Lawrence struck the woodwork on other occasions.
If they can continue to attack and press teams, Derby’s fortunes may change.
January will also provide an opportunity for Phillip Cocu to strengthen the squad. The Dutchman must look at adding more quality, with at least three new players needed.