Derby County's Conor Sammon says Rams are ready for better luck as they face Watford
STRIKER Conor Sammon believes Derby County are overdue a change of luck as they face high-riding Watford at Vicarage Road today (3pm).
The Rams have drawn three of their last four matches and lost the other, when Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady headed the winning goal three minutes from time.
"We're working so hard as a team, fighting for each other, and things just aren't going for us on the pitch," said Sammon.
"In the last two games, against Wolves and Bolton, who are two physical teams, we were looking for that rub of the green. Just for something to drop for you, a decision to go for you or some little thing.
"We'd love to turn some of the draws into wins because you look at the league table and see where you could be.
"We've got plenty of games left to get points on the board and try to climb into the play-off places."
The first of Sammon's seven goals for Derby following his move from Wigan Athletic came in a 5-1 victory over Watford at Pride Park in September.
Watford have shown significant improvement since that heavy defeat with the help of a large number of loan signings, from Udinese, in Italy, and Spanish club Granada.
"When we played them, they had signed a lot of new players but they didn't have much time to gel," said Sammon.
"We outplayed them and it was 5-1 going on six or seven.
"But the way they've gone on from there has been really impressive. Matej Vydra has done really well, the amount of goals he has got.
"The run of form they've gone on since then has really surprised me and all credit to them. They're playing some really good football."
Derby face Watford, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City in their next three matches, all teams currently occupying places in the top four.
Sammon believes the way teams are setting up against Derby is a compliment.
"As a group, we don't really fear anyone in the league," he said.
"I was surprised to see Bolton stand off us as much as they did and let us play.
"We've seen it quite a bit now, particularly at Pride Park. Teams come and look to set up with five in midfield and get men behind the ball.
"That's a big compliment to how we've progressed as a team and the way we play."