Phillip Cocu says everyone in the Derby County camp is determined to embark on a consistent run of results as they seek to climb the Sky Bet Championship table.
Derby currently sit 14th in the league table after 19 matches with 25 points to their name.
However, with as many as six fixtures coming up during December the Rams’ boss says everyone’s focus is set on achieving a consistent run in the final month of the calendar year.
Consistency in terms of results, for a variety of reasons, has eluded Derby so far this season and while they have been impressive at Pride Park Stadium their form on the road has been disappointing.
Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Blackburn Rovers (3pm kick-off), Cocu says there’s a clear ambition to move up the standings.
Speaking to RamsTV about the season so far, Cocu said: “The moments are very rare that you are satisfied when the season is ongoing because you are always looking for improvements, but for us I think we could have done better.
“There are also reasons why we struggled to be consistent. We are mid-table and you have to accept that this is the position we are in and are at but show the ambition in the team and we will do everything to step up and to find a good streak of results.
“In this league there are a lot of team close together and we can climb the table so that is the main focus in the games until Christmas.”
Derby will make the journey north to Ewood Park this weekend to take on a Blackburn side that have won their last three matches in the Championship.
Rovers had been without a win in six before the November international break, but have been in fine form since then.
Cocu believes the hosts will be a side high in confidence, however he believes his side are also capable of ending their four-month wait for an away win.
“The run that Blackburn are on is something that we are looking for,” said the Derby boss.
“They had a run without a win, but they have now found some good results back-to-back.
“That is why this is an important game with the two home games coming up after this one, so we will focus on getting a result.
“It will not be easy because they will feel good and play with confidence, but if we stick to the plan and perform well then we are always capable of getting something.”