David Nugent feels Derby County have to make the most of their built-up momentum when they travel to face Leeds United this evening.

The Rams head to Elland Road off the back of three successive Sky Bet Championship wins – against Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich City – whilst they are also unbeaten in six matches.

In stark contrast, Leeds, after a 12-game unbeaten start to the season, have tasted five defeats in their last six matches in all competitions.

Taking that into consideration, Nugent feels both scenarios play into the Rams’ hands heading into the penultimate fixture before the next international break.

“We have won our last three now and we have got an even tougher game now away at Leeds United,” he told dcfc.co.uk.

“Hopefully, we can go there and play better than we did on Saturday and build on our form.

“Leeds had a fantastic start to the season and the last couple of weeks have hampered their form a little bit.

“Their supporters and staff will be wanting a much better performance than the one against Sheffield United.

“We’re looking forward to it and now it’s all about taking this momentum into that game.”

He added: “When you’re in good form you don’t want these international breaks to come around, but we just have to keep winning these games.

“It’s Leeds first up, before we finish this block of games against Reading and if we can get two more wins we will be going into that break on a high. That has to be the aim now.”