"Our confidence is up": Derby County star reflects on good run of form

Derby County's next game comes against Leyton Orient on Saturday 9 December
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Derby County have hit good form and will go into this weekend's game against Leyton Orient looking to make it five league wins in a row.

They come off the back of a 3-0 win against Fleetwood Town in the EFL Trophy which took them through to the round of 16 and are playing their best football so far this season.

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The Rams sit in sixth in League One, just six points off the automatic promotion spots and the pressure on manager Paul Warne from fans has somewhat eased in recent weeks.

Defender Eiran Cashin spoke to Rams TV ahead of Derby's game this weekend and reflected on his side's good form. He said: "We are feeling in a good place and our confidence is up.

"We produced a good performance against Fleetwood and got ourselves another win too. We’re putting a bit of a run together at the moment and long may that continue.

"I wouldn’t say anything specific is behind it, but we’ve certainly been more consistent. I feel like we have perhaps upped our standards a bit in training in terms of scoring goals and then when it comes to the games it is habitual and becomes second nature.

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"We said earlier in the season we were ‘nearly there’ in quite a few games, but it feels like it is slowly coming together now and we’re putting a run together."

The Rams are one of the most in form teams in League One at the minute and if they can continue their good run, there's no reason why they won't be up towards the top of the league come the end of the season.

Cashin says that he believes Derby still haven't hit top gear, he added: "We know we still have more gears to go through. We’re gone back through the matches we have won lately and still feel we can do better in certain areas.

"The gaffer does that the day after games too when we go into team meetings on where we can improve as a team or as individuals. You can always get better, so we see that as a positive. We know we can get better too ahead of more games this month."

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On a more personal note, Cashin has attracted a lot of interest from some big name teams, most notably Brighton, West Ham and Sheffield United and could be on his way out in January.

This would be a big loss for the Rams as the centre back has been a big part of Derby's squad this season and has played more minutes than any other Rams player.

The 22 year-old emphasised his desire to get as many minutes as possible: "I am feeling good! It is probably one of the benefits of being so young, I feel in a good place playing week-in-week-out.

"I try to recover well and I want to play as many minutes and games as possible and learn off the senior lads.

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"They are probably the ones that are given the rest here and there and rightly so because they’re the ones that are pivotal to us and drag us through games."

The Rams head to Leyton Orient this Saturday to see if they can extend their good run of form.