Martin repeats the message given to Derby squad by Steve McClaren

Derby County striker Chris Martin has explained the message, which has been given to the club's squad by Steve McClaren.

Derby County forward Chris Martin has reiterated a message on the club’s website which has been given to the squad by manager Steve McClaren.

Derby are clinging onto their place in the Championship play-offs as they search for an important win, which would end a poor run of form and take the pressure away from everyone connected to the club.

Martin has explained that McClaren has been very clear over what he expects from the Rams over the rest of the season and where he feels the team have been letting themselves down in big games.

“As the Head Coach has said, we’ve been a tad naïve at times and lost our concentration at key periods and I think we need to learn from that mature very quickly and use that going forward,” said Martin.

Derby take on Wigan this afternoon under pressure to register three points and to kick start some positive momentum.

It’s very important that Derby start putting some wins together quickly considering the way all sides up their game over the final few weeks of the season.

Derby can over analyse the problem and issues, which have seen them slide away from the top of the table, but they need to consolidate where they are quickly because there are clubs that would like nothing more than to remove them from their position.

All McClaren can do is stress the same message in the hope that his side fight effectively and maintain their concentration during the key periods of big games.

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