Striker Conor Sammon has called for the side to reproduce last weekend’s display at the Molineux as the Rams build up to Saturday’s home encounter with Watford.
Theo Robinson’s 93rd minute strike sealed a point against Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday; however despite the result, Nigel Clough’s side dominated possession and had more shots at goal than the hosts.
And Sammon says the team will be looking to replicate that performance this weekend, when they face Gianfranco Zola’s Watford at Pride Park Stadium in what will be the 25-year-old’s first appearance on home turf.
He told Rams Player: “At Wolves I thought we played some brilliant stuff. We watched the game back the other day and you can really appreciate how well we actually played.
“I think the fact that we got a point showed some really good character on our part. We kept passing the ball and a lot of teams would have probably just gone route one and hoped for a ball to drop in the right areas – but we kept playing football the right way until the very end.
“It was a very strange feeling after the game because we were looking at each other thinking how have we not won that game? We were the same at half-time; coming into the changing room wondering how we were a goal behind.
“We played good football, we created good chances, we worked their keeper and I think we just need to keep doing exactly what we did on Saturday; be positive, continue to pass and move, keep creating chances, and if we keep playing like that then we are definitely going to do very well this season.”
Sammon agreed terms on a four-year deal from Premier League side Wigan Athletic earlier this month, and made his debut for the Rams in the side’s 2-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers.
And after playing at both the Reebok Stadium and the Molineux in the last 10 days, Sammon says he is excited by the prospect of making his Pride Park debut on Saturday, and the 25-year admits there will be no better occasion to score his first goal for the Rams.
He added: “I had a couple of shots and some really good chances on Saturday against Wolves. I tried to do the right thing and slot them away but the ‘keeper has managed to save two of them and it was the same story against Bolton the other night too.
“But I am really confident with the way we are playing; the team will keep creating chances for me. I am sure I will get my goal sooner rather than later, and there is no better time than at home to Watford on Saturday.”
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