Curtis Davies says Derby County’s players will keep following their season-long motto of fighting until the very end.

Derby continue to have an uphill battle to overturn a hefty 21-point deduction and remain in the Sky Bet Championship - but their efforts on the pitch mean they still remain in with a shout with four matches left to play.

After the impressive 2-1 success against league leaders Fulham on Easter Friday, the Rams are nine points adrift of safety with four matches remaining this term.

Centre-back Davies, 37, has insisted the players will never throw the towel in as they continue to represent the club and its supporters in exemplary fashion after fronting up to several off-field issues in the last year.

Next up for Wayne Rooney’s side is a trip to West London to take on Queens Park Rangers on Easter Monday (3pm kick-off) and, having been written off many times this season, Davies knows the squad will give their all to overcome the odds.

Speaking after the win over Fulham, Davies said: “It’s never boring with Derby County; it’s topsy-turvy and a rollercoaster.

“We have a siege mentality here, everything we’ve faced up to this year has brought us closer together, and we know in the true league position we would be much higher than we are.

“The situation is what it is and we continue to keep the fight alive; we will keep going. We have four games left this season and we will try to win them all. If we can do that, then that would be fantastic.

“It’s going to be a tall order, but as I said we will keep going. It’s a time of the season to throw the kitchen sink at it.”

Davies has been an ever-present in the Rams’ side this season, playing every minute of every game in the Championship, and has racked up 147 appearances for the club since signing from Hull City in 2017.