Stephen Warnock on how Derby County get to the top of the Championship

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Derby County are currently in fifth place in the Championship table.

Stephen Warnock has told BBC Sport that Derby County will reach the top of the league if they are able to repeat their run of form through their first 16 matches.

The Rams have lost just two games so far this season, with Paul Clement making them very hard to beat.

And Warnock believes that if they are to repeat this run of results over the next 16 matches, they will be sitting pretty at the top of the Championship.

“We need to stick together and not get carried away with being beaten," Warnock said, after Derby lost to Nottingham Forest on Friday night. "We have lost two games in 16 and if we do that again we will probably be top of the league.

"We have to go back on a run."

Derby were touted as one of the promotion favourites before the season started, and the club have made no secret of their desire to break into the Premier League.

The Rams invested heavily in the summer transfer window, and they have one of the deepest squads in the entirety of England’s second tier.

Derby’s resilience has been impressive so far this season, but they will be keen to start turning draws into wins soon.

Clement’s side are in fifth place in the Championship table, and they are four points behind league-leaders Hull City, as things stand.

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