Richard Keogh has praised Derby County’s impressive away form - but he knows there’s plenty more hard work ahead.
Derby are unbeaten in their last ten away fixtures in the Sky Bet Championship, a run stretching back to mid-September.
Gary Rowett’s side have picked up some impressive results during that run, notably claiming victories at the likes of Norwich City, Leeds United and Middlesbrough.
The Rams’ form on their travels has witnessed a dramatic turnaround and the side have already racked up seven wins on the road, the same number recorded over the whole of last season.
Keogh says Rowett’s side are more consistent away from home, however he is well aware it will count for very little if they don’t maintain their high standards.
Derby are currently second in the table after 28 games and have established themselves in the top six in recent months.
They’re back on the road on Tuesday evening, their first game since 19th September against Bristol City, when they head south to take on Millwall at The Den.
Keogh told RamsTV: “To do what we have done on our travels is a fantastic record to have in this league.
“Games are so tough both home and away in the Championship but what we have done is be consistent.
“We are aware that we’re in a decent run of form but we also know it won’t count for anything at the end of the season if we don’t achieve anything.
“We have to make sure we keep doing the right things and continue to do what has got us into this position. If we do that, we’ll be in a great position. “
He added; “We know our focus has to be right on it.
“No-one is getting carried away and all we are thinking about is the next game; we’ve done that all season and it has worked well for us.”
Keogh, Derby’s skipper, has started all 28 of the Rams’ league fixtures so far this season alongside Curtis Davies in central defence.