Derby have suffered a poor run of results, which has seen the side slide away from the top of the Championship table and into the play-off places, creating throwbacks to their final defeat last season.
“It will turn (the club’s form), no doubt about that and when it does we will see where we are,” said McClaren.
“I think the future is bright because of the way we play football, the way we go about it, the attitude of the players.”
“I love this team, I love working with it, I love watching it play, I love its attitude.”
Derby need to start picking up points again quickly to try and give themselves an advantage towards the end of the season.
If the Rams are going to be playing in the play-offs at the end of this season, they need to try and finish as high as possible to give themselves an advantage in terms of playing the second leg in front of their own fans.
Automatic promotion would be a simpler way to go about getting into the Premier League, but the side is now chasing a five point gap from Watford in second, which won’t be an easy margin for the side to overcome.
Derby have been hampered by injuries in the race for promotion and fingers crossed they don’t suffer any further setbacks in terms of personnel during the international break.
It will then be a case of focusing and trying to get three points against Watford, the team’s next opponents in the league.