Paul Clement discusses whether Derby County can still be promoted

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Derby County have failed to win any of their last six Championship matches.

Paul Clement has insisted to the Derby Telegraph that Derby County can still go up automatically this season.

The Rams have been in woeful form of late, and they have collected just three points from the last 18 available to them in the league.

Derby have slipped all the way down to fifth in the Championship table, but Clement still has his eyes on claiming a top two place.

"It is achievable," Clement said.

"There are still 17 games to go but we have to start stringing some victories together if that is what is going to happen.

"I am concerned about the run of results, of course, I would be silly to say I'm not but I still have the belief that a victory is not far away."

As things stand, Derby are five points behind second placed Middlesbrough, who also have a game in hand on them.

Clement’s men will have to put together a very strong end to the season if they are to catch Aitor Karanka’s side or table topping Hull City, but they have enough quality in their team to do so.

Derby have assembled one of the largest squads in the second tier, and Clement has plenty of options who he can turn to, as his side look to break out of their slump.

Derby’s next chance to get back to winning ways comes this weekend, when they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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