UK time is: 22:40:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Crosby Hails Psychological Boost

Gary Crosby was delighted that Derby finally got that psychological boost of reaching 50 points on Saturday, and with it almost certain Championship status, following the 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

"Psychologically it is definitely a big boost to get over the 50-point mark. Obviously we are not safe but it is good to get over that barrier.

"We aren't setting ourselves any targets as far as points go, just to get to a point where we mathematically can't go down."

The winning goal came from the impressive Rob Hulse, who also received praise from Crosby.

"It was a good time to score but the first goal, whenever it comes, is always important psychologically and on the stroke of half-time the lads came in buoyed.

"Hulse did superbly. He is a lad who is obviously not physically right. He has got quite a lot of strains and pulls and he has got a stomach problem but he has been fantastic and he gives his all every time he goes out.

"He's got a fantastic goal and I'm sure he enjoyed coming here and scoring. It was a magnificent ball in and a great header."

Crosby was talking after the win.

After five matches without a win it was vitally important that we stopped the slump and thanks to a good team effort and a good goal from Hulse, his 17th of the season, we are now nine points clear of the relegation zone (with two games in hand as well) so can now start looking towards next season now.

Get active! Have your say on this articles content below!

Free to play Fantasy Football Championship game: Click here for details. 5,000 in cash to be won!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Gazza Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 13 2009

Time: 8:44AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

Rams Keep Up The Pressure At The Top (Sunday February 1 2015)

Stats: Cardiff City v Derby County (Sunday February 1 2015)

Vital Derby On Twitter (Saturday January 31 2015)

Grant - Patience The Key (Saturday January 31 2015)

McClaren Working On New Systems (Saturday January 31 2015)

Team News: Cardiff v Derby (Friday January 30 2015)

More Of The Same For McClaren (Friday January 30 2015)

Naylor Joins Brewers (Friday January 30 2015)

Vital Derby On Facebook (Friday January 30 2015)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 27 16 6 5 +32 54
2. Derby County 28 16 6 6 +27 54
3. Ipswich 28 14 9 5 +19 51
4. Middlesbrough 27 14 8 5 +24 50
5. Brentford 28 15 4 9 +7 49
6. Watford 28 14 5 9 +23 47
7. Wolves 28 12 9 7 -2 45

Breaking League News

Rodolph Austin On His Way To The Latics
Wigan : 01/02/2015 22:21:00
LUFC Austin set to leave Leeds?
Leeds Utd : 01/02/2015 21:35:00
Who let the Doug Out?
Forest : 01/02/2015 21:34:00
Dougie Freedman Appointed As New Manager
Forest : 01/02/2015 21:22:00
Pearce Leaves Nottingham Forest
Forest : 01/02/2015 21:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff v Derby
Suggested By:  
Derby win 64%
Cardiff win 18%
Draw 18%