Richard Keogh hails Derby County's attacking options

Derby County have only scored 12 goals in their first 10 Championship matches this season.

Richard Keogh has told Derby County's official website that he feels the club have improved their attacking options this season. 

Derby signed Andreas Weimann from Aston Villa and snapped up former loan stars Tom Ince and Darren Bent on permanent deals during the summer transfer window. 

And Keogh has seen the improvement in the side's forward ranks from last season, with the defender stating that if his side now feel a lot more confident about winning if they are able to collect a clean sheet. 

“We’re in a good run of form defensively and we know the value of keeping clean sheets," he said. 

“If you can limit the amount of goals you concede it gives you a great foundation to build on.

“With the attacking options that we have - which are probably a level up from last year - we know that if we keep clean sheets we have a fantastic chance of winning games."

Derby's new striking options have actually not had the desired impact at the iPro Stadium so far, as they have made a slow start. 

The Rams' wins have generally been based on their defensive strength, with the attacking options in their squad still short on form.

Derby have netted just 12 goals in their opening 10 Championship matches, meaning that they are the lowest scorers of any team in the top-half of the table.

However, Keogh clearly has faith that the strikers in the squad will start hitting the back of the net with more regularity soon, with Derby's next match coming against Wolverhampton Wanderers after the international break. 

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