UK time is: 19:16:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rams boss ready for a fight

Rams boss ready for a fight

New Rams boss Paul Jewell insists relegation is not inevitable despite seeing his side beaten for the 13th Premier League game out of 17 at the weekend.

The defeat against Middlesbrough leaves the Pride Park side bottom of the league on just six points and already eight points from safety.

But Jewell told BBC Radio Derby he`s ready to roll up his sleeves and get stuck into the job: He said: 'I've not just come here to see us sit back and accept it.

"We are in a very difficult position but I'm going to do my damndest to get us out of it.'

The 0-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough frustrated many Rams fans but Jewell said he couldn`t fault the effort of his players after they slipped to a seventh consecutive defeat.

Jewell admits the team lacks the quality needed in the top flight but said they are giving him everything.

'It's tough when you're at the bottom of the League but in the last three games and that is all I can judge the players on, we certainly haven't lacked effort,' said the Rams boss.

'We are lacking quality in all areas and that is not a slight on the players, it is fact. The league table will tell you that.

'The players are giving their best. They are trying but we just haven't been good enough so far.'

He added: 'Sometimes when you are down at the bottom, the ball does not bounce your way,' said Jewell. 'If we were up near the top, the wonder goal they scored might have come off his shin or gone over the bar.

'We lost possession in our own half and the next thing, we are picking it out of the net.'

On the plus side for Jewell was the 32,000-plus crowd on Saturday and he praised the loyal Rams fans.

'Once again, they were terrific, and they have been sensational since I have been here,' he said.

'You want to give your crowd a win but the supporters are not daft, they know the players are doing their best but they also know they are up against it.

'I thought, at times, we penned Middlesbrough in and the support and noise of the fans was great but we just didn't get that goal they are desperate for us to get.

'I am disappointed to lose at home and not score but I haven't just realised we are not the best team in the world.'




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

The Journalist

Writer: Peter Simcox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 17 2007

Time: 12:46PM

Your Comments

What, ready for a fight in the championship? It's all over for this season.
will it ever happen
"It's all over" - Did it ever really begin?
Boro 01
In all fairness they were favs to go down but at least theyve had a season in the prem
Millwalljohn
But Will It Be A Record LOW Points Gained Season MJ?.......
horseworrier
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Thorne Could Return (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Rams Will Keep Going (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Stats: Derby County v Barnsley (Monday April 21 2014)

Thorne Happy With Strike (Monday April 21 2014)

McClaren - Buxton Deserves Award (Sunday April 20 2014)

Rams Secure Play-offs (Saturday April 19 2014)

Archived Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diddyram 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Leicester City 44 29 9 6 +37 96
2. Burnley 44 25 14 5 +34 89
3. Derby County 44 24 9 11 +30 81
4. Q.P.R. 44 22 10 12 +15 76
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 +15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 +12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 +12 66

Breaking League News

DRFC Neill extends stay with Rovers
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 18:54:00
DRFC Rovers win Meite appeal
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 18:41:00
Fox Grabbing His Chance
Charlton : 23/04/2014 18:36:00
Do Us A Favour Or Two Ash!
Brighton : 23/04/2014 17:24:00
Rose Recalled
Barnsley : 23/04/2014 17:07:00
Match Day Poll: Birmingham Host Leeds
Birmingham : 23/04/2014 17:00:00
Everton Battle Arsenal And Spurs For Midfielder?
Charlton : 23/04/2014 16:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is your player of the season?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Lee Grant 1%
Andre Wisdom 0%
Richard Keogh 0%
Jake Buxton 16%
Craig Forsyth 0%
John Eustace 8%
Will Hughes 0%
Craig Bryson 50%
Jeff Hendrick 0%
Jamie Ward 0%
Simon Dawkins 0%
Chris Martin 25%
Johnny Russell 0%
Patrick Bamford 0%