Prediction: This is where Derby County will finish this season

Derby County should improve according to a prediction of the final Championship table.

Football Web Pages has predicted the way the Championship table could look by the end of the season and there is a slight improvement for Derby County fans.

The prediction suggests that the Rams will slightly improve their current position, finishing in fourth place with 84 points, just two points away from the second automatic promotion place.

The top pack in the Championship is still tightly knit and perhaps surprisingly close together.

There is very little room for teams to play badly and drop points, with that perfectly demonstrated by the way the Rams have slipped away from the top of the table and into the play-off places over the last few weeks.

The international break has given Derby boss Steve McClaren a chance to step back and look at the situation, assessing where things need to improve as the team looks to move forward over the coming weeks.

Derby face a difficult game against Watford when the international break ends and the domestic action returns and it’s important the Rams put three points on the board as quickly as possible.

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