Derby County defender Jayden Bogle knows the Rams' form on the road needs to improve and is determined to put it right this weekend as they travel to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn Rovers.

Phillip Cocu's side head into the game without a league win away from Pride Park Stadium since the opening day of the season in the 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town.

And Bogle, who has made 13 appearances so far for Derby so far this season, believes a win away from home on Saturday would be ‘massive’.

“We know we need to be better away from home,” he told RamsTV. “It is the perfect chance to show a reaction away from home and get an important three points.

“It would be massive for us. We know it will be a tough test, they are a good side and they will make it tough for us. We need to focus each day in training and get it right through the game.

“We know what to expect from every team in the Championship, it is going to be a tough game. No game is easy and if we are not on it then things could not go our way. Also, if we are on it then it can go our way.”

The hectic Christmas schedule is fast approaching as the Rams face seven games in 26 days and it’s a perfect opportunity to put together a good run of form.

Back-to-back league wins is something Derby have not managed this season and Bogle believes the Rams have the best chance to rectify that in the coming weeks.

“We have done that at home,” he said. “We went through a spell where we were getting important results.

“Obviously, you have to do that away from home as well to give yourself a great chance to get into the play-offs.

“That is what we have got to think, don’t accept anything less than getting the three points. If everyone has that in their heads then it gives us an even better chance of getting the three points.”

The 19-year-old played higher up the pitch in the 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers last Saturday, a position he is familiar with and if called upon again, he is more than happy to fill in.

“It was a little bit more advanced,” he commented. “It wasn’t anything really too challenging for me because I have played there when I was younger.

“I enjoyed it, my natural instincts are to go forward anyway so to have that security behind me with Wisdom, who did very well as well and made it a lot easier for me.

“At times I was probably going too deep when I didn’t need to. Being a full-back it was natural to get back in that position.

“It was different being in higher areas, getting into the box for crosses which normally I do, but normally I arrive later. Being in there a bit earlier I could think about my movement a bit more.

“I enjoyed it. My main position is full-back and that is where I have had a lot of success in the last few seasons, but I could do a job there for the team.”