Derby have endured a difficult period of results, which have come alongside a number of players falling victim to injury and spending time in the treatment room.
All clubs experience periods of adversity and there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, which is something Simpson suggests Derby are currently striving for.
“We have had such a frustrating time, it's the worst period while we have been at the club for all sorts of reasons – for injuries, for performances in some games, for results,” said Simpson.
“We said after the Wolves defeat that we are going to get some stick, for the first time we have put ourselves in a position where people can give us some grief.”
The frustration from fans will relate back to the fact that the team was in a good position just a few weeks ago, when the side was top of the Championship and developing a small lead over their rivals.
However, the side now find themselves in the play-off places and on a run of six games without a victory which now sees the team chasing a gap from the teams above them in the table.
Next up for the Rams is a match against Watford where the side have to try and show something a little different to get the side moving in the right direction and to show fans that they have something to get excited about over the rest of the season.