Twan Scheepers says Derby County are keen to build on their impressive 3-2 victory at Swansea City on Saturday when they take on Bristol City in their latest Sky Bet Championship fixture this evening (7:45pm kick-off).
Derby’s victory at the Liberty Stadium was their first on the road since the opening day of the campaign.
Goals from Martyn Waghorn, Duane Holmes and Tom Lawrence earned Phillip Cocu’s side all three points against the Swans.
Derby’s focus following the final whistle, however, was immediately on tonight’s trip to Ashton Gate to take on the Robins.
Scheepers, who holds the position of Specialist First Team Coach on Cocu’s backroom team, says the Rams will give their all to build on their recent positive run of form.
From their last 11 matches in all competitions, Derby have registered seven wins and three draws to climb the Championship table and progress to the Fifth Round of the Emirates FA Cup.
“The approach is the same for this game as for any other,” Scheepers told RamsTV in his pre-match interview ahead of the trip to Ashton Gate.
“In the last few away games, we were happy with how we played. However, there were some moments where we have dropped points.
“On Saturday, we played more in terms of confidence and the way we want to play. We have created chances and we knew the away win would have to come because we believed that the victory was close.
“It came at Swansea and that gives us confidence to go to Bristol City and have the same approach again.”
He added: “Sometimes the luck can be more on our side and hopefully we will do it again. We will fight for it, just like we do every time.”
While Derby have one of the best home records in the division, their away form has hindered their progress to date.
Scheepers admitted the win at Swansea came as a relief, but he was keen to praise the Rams’ players for their character.
He was also keen to praise Derby’s supporters for their backing on the road this season.
“It was a relief,” he said when discussing the win at Swansea.
“We fought back from going from a goal up to 2-1 behind and showed resilience to get what we deserved. It was a weight off our shoulders.
“We travelled a lot without points this season and for the fans, who are always there for us, it was great to see and a great feeling.
“It felt like ‘we do this together’ and it was for the fans who travelled so many miles for these three points.”