Sam Rush warns Derby County's rivals over club's long term plans

Derby County chief Sam Rush has suggested things are just getting going at the club.

Derby County chief executive Sam Rush has told the Derby Telegraph that he feels the Rams are only at the start of what they want to accomplish.

Derby have announced a 31% increase in turnover in their latest set of financial results, as the team continue to battle for promotion into the Premier League.

That’s still possible with the side currently holding a play-off position and Rush has suggested there is plenty for Rams supporters to get excited about.

“The club have made excellent strides in the past two years but we are still at the beginning of the journey, still very much at the beginning of what we are looking to do,” said Rush.

“We have some exciting plans ahead of us and I am looking forward particularly to some of the developments at the club, at the ground and the training ground.”

The first step for Derby as they embark on an exciting journey is getting promoted.

The easiest way for the club to do that is to finish second and to take advantage of an automatic spot, which bypasses the lottery which can come hand in hand with the play-offs.

However, Derby find themselves some distance away from second place because of a poor recent run of form, which leaves them chasing points at the wrong time in an important season.

The Premier League would create a number of beneficial things for the club, with the influx of TV money providing the side with a great chance to invest capital in any number of productive ways.

It also provides the Rams with a chance to consolidate as a Premier League club, which will be one of the main aims the club has but for now, there are seven important games to go in the Championship season.

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