There are no nerves from Kelle Roos, only a feeling of excitement, should he play in his first East Midlands derby on Monday.

Roos has been in impressive form since deputising for the injured Scott Carson, who returned to training this week and could return to the fold against Foest, back in January.

He has kept three clean sheets in his nine appearances and helped the side progress through to the Fifth Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The shot-stopper could make his first appearance for the Rams in an East Midlands derby on Monday night and his overriding feeling is one of excitement at the prospect.

“There is always a lot at stake when you play against big rivals,” Roos said. “For us, we know what we are good at and we just need to do that on the pitch.

“It is a big game for the fans, we do realise that, so we need to get ourselves ready and on Monday be ready to rock. Hopefully we can do the job and get the three points.

“I’ve played at Forest once whilst I was out on loan at Rotherham United so I have played at the City Ground before. It’s a good stadium to go to with our fans.

They will back us with a big following. All the tickets are sold out already and that sums up how big the game is. There will come some pressure with the excitement but I try to embrace that.

“We have a lot of quality in the dressing room so we are confident. Some things have to go for us to make the play-offs but we are fairly confident we can put together a string of results together. I think with the quality in the dressing room.”