Duane Holmes is urging Derby County to replicate the same energy and performance in the final stages in the 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday for the full 90 minutes when they take on Millwall on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
The Rams return to Pride Park Stadium for the second time inside a week, looking to extend an unbeaten run at home to 10 games when they host the Lions.
On Wednesday, Derby turned around their performance in the second half against the Owls to see Chris Martin equalise from the penalty spot before pushing for the win in the final minutes.
Holmes is hoping that the Rams can build on the midweek draw and turn it into three points.
“We are looking to get the win and we are feeling very confident at home,” Holmes said when speaking to RamsTV.
“It is just about putting a performance together for 90 minutes to go and show everyone what we can do.
“Millwall are a good team, I watched them the other day on TV. It will be a physical game.”
He added: “Some of the performances at home haven’t been the best, but we have ground out a result. We are just struggling to get a bit of the rub of the green away from home sometimes.
“I think that’s what it is going to take away from home, maybe nick a 1-0 and hopefully it will pick up from there.”
Holmes has now racked up 13 starts under Phillip Cocu this season after a difficult summer dealing with an injury that forced him to withdraw from international duty with United States.
After getting to the root of a hamstring problem and overcoming the injury the 25-year-old midfielder is glad to be back but is hoping he can find some more consistency in his own performances.
“I feel like I have not really been at my best consistently enough,” he admitted. “At the start of the season I had the injury that went away then kept coming back and going away.
“It was a bit stop-start over the summer, but I put in a lot of work and didn’t really have any time off just trying to get myself right. Thankfully now, I am past it so I am just happy to be back playing.
“I think that is another reason why we are a bit more inconsistent that we were last year because we have a lot of injuries, so it is hard to get a settled side.
“That really does help when you have a consistent team, but injuries are a part of football and you just have to get on with it.”