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Jewell praises Rams fans

Jewell praises Rams fans

Jewell praises Rams fans

Rams boss Paul Jewell has vowed to fans that his team will give their all - despite the side struggling at the foot of the Premier League table.

The Rams sit on nine points and a swift return to the Championship is looking likely, but Jewell is still desperate for results as he wants his side to get more than the 15 points lowest-ever total of any team in Premier League history.

Speaking of the situation, Jewell told the club's official website: 'There's no concern to us what other teams do but there is a lot to play for in terms of pride.

'As we go into games against Wigan, Sunderland and Fulham we could have a bearing on what happens to those teams, but that won't affect the way we prepare.

'All we want to do is do the best for ourselves and get past 15 points."

Jewell has been delighted with the backing the Rams supporters have given the club since he has been at Pride Park.

He said: "The supporters are the most important factor here because when you have thirty-odd thousand watching you have to be concerned about every result and every performance.

'Nothing else is acceptable. I'm as desperate for results now as I have ever been.'

Jewell added that the club did not spend much in the January transfer window as he is preparing for life in the Championship should the Rams go down.

He said: 'It was always going to be a mammoth task for us to stay up and now it's an almost impossible one, so we have had to take a view in the transfer window not to spend too much money.

'We needed to try to keep things in perspective for next season when we really want to make a concerted effort to get straight back up. Sheffield United have proved there are no guarantees on that but that's what we are aiming for.'

Jewell, who is up against his former club Wigan next week, added: 'Every manager has his own way of doing things and I don't just want to build a team here, I want to build the club and on the football side I want things to be done a certain way and the way it's done at the moment isn't exactly how I want it to run.

'But by the start of next season when we get all the rules and regulations, do's and don'ts and whys and wherefores in place, we will move forward.'

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Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Thursday February 14 2008
Time: 3:58PM

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You should take heart from watford, looks like they could be coming straight back up. You will be better prepared for it when you come back up. Sayin that, we'll prob gonna be joinin you next season, so you might hav to settle for a runners up place...
uroyals
14/02/2008 18:12:00
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comon lads, a few wins and who knows what can happen
sasman
16/02/2008 23:43:00
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