Derby County’s top scorer, Chris Martin, is confident that the side can turn their run of form around over the final six games of the Sky Bet Championship season.
A run of seven games without a win has seen Derby slip from the top of the league to sixth.
But the Scottish international believes the Rams have what it takes to put a string of results together and finish the season strongly as they look to try and gain promotion to the Premier League.
Derby’s dip in form has coincided with Martin’s absence, but he hopes that he can now help the team reverse their fortunes, starting with their away trip to struggling Wigan Athletic this afternoon (3pm).
He told Rams Player: “I’m positive and hopefully I can help the lads out and gain as many points as we can between now and the end of the season and see where that takes us.
“I want to win every game until the end of the season now and on a personal note, I want to score in every game.
“On this poor run, I don’t actually think we’ve played too badly in a lot of games, it’s just been that little bit of good fortune that we’re not quite getting.
“It’s just been little things that have gone against us and we’ve not always been able to see games through.
“As the Head Coach has said, we’ve been a tad naïve at times and lost our concentration at key periods and I think we need to learn from that mature very quickly and use that going forward.”
Despite the fact that Wigan are battling relegation, Martin is under no illusions that the Rams will face a tough test when they visit the DW Stadium with the Latics battling for Championship survival.
The 26-year-old knows the Rams will have to be at their very best if they’re going to take anything away from the game and end their winless run.
“We’re just taking things one game at a time,” he explained, “Wigan will be massive because they’re fighting for their lives.
“We expect them to be just as tough as Watford were on Friday night and we’ve got to put all our attention on that game.
“We need to stand up and be counted,” he added, “we need to go there and fight, show a bit of character and be men.”
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