Derby County manager Darren Wassall has told the club's official website that his side's mentality will not change, despite securing their play-off spot with a 3-2 win at Bristol City on Tuesday night.
Wassall's appointment in February of this year, following the sacking of Paul Clement, coincided with an amazing turnaround of results. They have collected eight victories from their last 13 games, and Wassall explained to dcfc.co.uk that their mindset is not about to change:
“Our mentality is to keep this run going and make sure that ultimately we are ready for the semi-finals. Every game from now until the end of the season is a good test for us."
Despite automatic promotion being unattainable, the Midlands outfit will still want to finish the season on a high and carry positive momentum into the play-offs. With games against Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton & Hove Albion up next for the Rams, they are sure to be tested to the maximum.
Wassall's men have won their last four games in a row, and the stand in manager spoke about how pleased he is with his side's form:
“We are all very pleased with how it’s going at the moment but we’re not going to take our foot off the gas and aim to put on another great performance against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday."
Derby have been absent from England's top flight since 2008, when their disastrous campaign culminated in the lowest Premier league points return in history.