Craig Bryson comments on the state of Derby County's dressing room

Derby County midfielder Craig Bryson can't see any problems developing in terms of the club's squad harmony.

Experienced Derby County midfielder Craig Bryson has told the club’s official website that he doesn’t see any problems with new players coming into the squad.

Paul Clement has been one of the most active managers in pre-season so far, drafting in a number of fresh faces which improve the club’s options in key areas.

One of the worries with any new player, or group of players, is that it can take time for them to settle in the dressing room, but Bryson has suggested that’s not going to be a problem with the current crop of stars.

“They’ll settle in fine; it’s not a hard dressing room to come in to because everyone gets on with each other,” he told

“We want to win games on a regular basis and get ourselves in contention to be promoted.”

Last season is significant

One of the main reasons that the new Derby signings have settled so effectively can be found by looking back to last season.

New arrivals like Darren Bent and Tom Ince already have the experience of having played for the club, under old manager Steve McClaren.

The message coming from the manager will be different, but their previous spells with the club mean that they know the infrastructure of the side and know several members of the team well already.

Team spirit vital

The team spirit is very important for Derby and something which will improve the club’s chances of consistency.

A team is likely to perform productively over an extended period of time if the players are settled and feel comfortable as is the case with the Rams.

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