Curtis Davis reflected on Derby County’s “crazy” championship campaign to date as the season reached its midpoint.
The Rams will have completed half of the season when they take on West Bromwich Albion at Pride Park on Monday, with Wayne Rooney’s side at the bottom of the table with four points.
Despite coming into the season with a threadbare squad and a transfer embargo, and with two separate points deducted during the campaign after going into administration, Derby has acquitted himself well on the pitch.
Without a 21-point penalty, they would be 19th on 25 points, four above safety, and have managed a series of positive results against promotion contenders after beating Bournemouth and Stoke while drawing with Fulham and Albion.
However, there has been a sense of regret with many of the Derby results, as the team has lost more points from winning positions than any other team in the second leg.
Davies told RamsTV ahead of Monday’s game that this is something the team would like to improve upon for the rest of the season, while acknowledging that before the season he accepted his current position in terms of everything happening around the club. would have taken
“Overall we can say that looking at the start of the season, where we started with 13 senior players and three of them were goalkeepers, where we are now in the ‘real’ table, we want to be better placed – But I think we’ll take it,” said the defender.
“The great thing for us is that we’ve dropped a lot of points from key positions this year. I think you can look at it in two ways.
“If you’re down 1-0 and you take out a draw, it feels good or you can do a lot in the meantime and be up 1-0, surrender a lead and take a lead. Can give up or surrender and pull.
“I think it is well documented that we are league highest for this but at least we are able to get out on the front foot, score the first goal and that is all part of football.
“Unfortunately, we have not been able to sustain this for long, but hopefully for the second half of the season we will make sure that we keep working on that and we will convert those draws or losses into wins.
“Sometimes you have to hold your hand in isolation and say it is more points at home or away, but sometimes you have to say that the opponents were better than us and it happens.
“Then you have a game like Bournemouth, where we didn’t expect to win and we did, so football and the championship is crazy.
“I don’t think we’re the kind of team you can ever write off but I don’t think we’re bankers. We always give our all. It’s definitely one thing and we have the power to do things.” is a way.
“Hopefully this will be enough to get us results and push us closer to the teams above us.”