Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Confidence Plays It's Part

Confidence Plays It's Part

Nigel Clough believes that confidence can make a big difference to the results a side can pick up and gives the recent 1-0 defeat to Leicester City as a prime example. The Rams, low on confidence, struggled to get going in the first half and were second best to their Midlands rivals who came into the game on the back of a fine victory against Premiership Norwich City in the FA Cup the weekend before. Whilst Derby didn`t seriously test Kasper Schmeichal in The Foxes goal they did improve in the second half and played out a much more even encounter to fall to the only goal scored during their poor first half. Clough told the Derby Evening Telegraph that this lack of confidence has cost his side in recent close encounters saying:

'Confidence plays a major part. I don't care whether you are talking about Chelsea or Arsenal, or any team. You win a few games and confidence soars, lose a few and it just trickles away."

'Confidence can make that little difference when there is not much in games. We saw that when we played Southampton and Leicester. There wasn't much in the game against Reading but they just had that bit of confidence and quality to tip the result in their favour."

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:MikeC
Date:Monday February 27 2012
Time: 7:36PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Match Day Officials v Fulham

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Fulham this weekend.

Clement & Carson On Preston Disappointment

Head coach Paul Clement has spoken of his frustration at seeing Derby struggle to break down a resilient Preston the other night.

Highlights - Preston (h)

Derby drew nil-nil with Preston in the Championship on Tuesday.

Vital Derby On Twitter

Vital Derby is available on Twitter so why not follow us there.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. PNE
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson60%
Christie0%
Keogh0%
Shackell0%
Warnock0%
Thorne10%
Butterfield10%
Hendrick10%
Ince0%
Martin0%
Blackman0%
Camara0%
Bryson0%
Russell10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 28 17 5 6 56 27
2 Middlesbrough 27 17 4 6 55 23
3 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
4 Burnley 29 14 10 5 52 21
5 Derby County 29 13 11 5 50 14
6 Ipswich 29 13 9 7 48 3
7 Sheff Wed 29 12 11 6 47 11
8 Birmingham 29 13 8 8 47 9
9 Cardiff 29 11 11 7 44 5
10 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
11 Forest 29 9 12 8 39 5
12 Wolves 29 10 9 10 39 -1
13 Q.P.R. 29 8 12 9 36 0
14 Preston 29 8 12 9 36 -2
15 Leeds Utd 29 8 12 9 36 -4
16 Reading 29 9 8 12 35 0
17 Huddersfield 29 8 8 13 32 -3
18 Blackburn 27 6 12 9 30 0
19 Fulham 28 6 10 12 28 -5
20 MK Dons 28 7 5 16 26 -18
21 Rotherham 29 7 4 18 25 -18
22 Bristol City 29 5 10 14 25 -23
23 Charlton 29 5 9 15 24 -29
24 Bolton 29 3 12 14 21 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 12:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Derby County Results (view all)