Cyrus Christie plays down Derby County’s defeat to Leeds United

Cyrus Christie insists that Derby County have moved on from their defeat to Leeds United in the Championship last weekend.

Derby County defender Cyrus Christie has played down his side’s defeat to Leeds United last weekend.

The Rams headed into the Championship clash at Elland Road as the favourites, but they lost the encounter 2-0.

The performance of Derby against a team who are hovering above the relegation zone left much to be desired, but Christie insists that it was just a blip.

“It (the Leeds game) is out of the system now; it was just one of those games,” the 22-year-old right-back told Derby’s official website. “We have got to move on and just look forward to Saturday.

“We are playing teams now and they are upping their game. We have got to deal with that, keep playing our game and Saturday was one of those games where nothing quite clicked for us.

““They got in on us, were aggressive and we fell into the trap of their game. We lost our heads in the end; we have to move on as quickly as possible – starting with Brighton and get the result.”

One has to agree with Christie: the defeat to Leeds was "just one of those games".

Derby have one of the strongest squads in the Championship and are currently a point clear of second-placed Ipswich Town.

Steve McClaren’s side have suffered defeats before this season, but they have always come back stronger.

One would expect the Rams to do the same on Saturday when they host Brighton & Hove Albion at the iPro Stadium.

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