Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth compliments Derby County

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Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Derby County in their next Championship match.

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth has admitted to the club's official website that he is expecting a tough test against Derby County in their next fixture.

Wolves travel to Derby after the international break, and they still have memories of last season's trip to the iPro, where they lost 5-0, in their mind.

Batth insists that Wolves are a different team now than they were on that day, but he believes that facing the Rams will be a serious test of his side's quality.

“Derby is never an easy place to go by any stretch of the imagination,” the central-defender said. 

“But we weren’t happy with ourselves that day. It is a fresh start for us now, and we have to go there and try and get a result.

“We are two different clubs, Derby have spent a lot of money and got a lot of experience.

“We are perhaps a younger team, more academy-based, but likewise we are hungry to do well.

“We are aiming to keep picking up results, but are not getting ahead of ourselves, and it is about that one game at a time to see where we are at.”

Derby actually started the season slowly, with their home form poor, but they have started to click into gear of late.

The Rams have won four of their last five matches, and picked up their first victory in front of their home fans against Brentford in their most recent outing. 

It makes a trip to the iPro a daunting one, but Wolves travel there in good form, and they should be confident. 

Kenny Jackett's men are unbeaten in their last four league matches, and if they are able to beat Derby, they could move into the play-off positions in the Championship table. 

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