Clement has suggested that a victory under his guidance isn’t too far away, suggesting that there are positives for all sections of the football club as soon as the players can register three points.
Derby have secured three draws and suffered one defeat in Clement’s first four competitive fixtures in charge of the team.
“A win will change the feeling of everybody – the players, myself and the fans,” he told the Derby Telegraph.
“You can sense there is some apprehension among the supporters because they are desperate to get the win.”
“I am pleased with some of the football we are playing and I'm sure if we keep doing, results will follow.”
How will a win benefit Derby?
As soon as the Rams can get that win, it will take some of the pressure away from Clement and give him the belief that his methods are working and are the right way forward for this group of players.
The players will benefit because it will be evidence that the messages they are being given by the manager are the right ones and it will leave them with a spring in their step, with plenty of confidence which will make them a very difficult side to beat.
For the fans, it will be similar but it will give them some momentum and an excuse to be loud and vocal as the club chases down the sides already developing a gap over them.