Jake Buxton: We'll pick ourselves up after double defeat on trips to the capital
JAKE Buxton is confident Derby County will brush themselves down and bounce back after successive defeats.
Derby returned empty-handed from their two trips to London after losing 2-1 at Millwall and 3-0 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
"We will pick ourselves up," said Buxton. "We have got plenty more teams to play and there are plenty more points up for grabs."
Derby face successive home games against Birmingham City on Saturday and Cardiff City on Tuesday before they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
"We've got some tough fixtures in the next two or three weeks and we've got to pick up some points if we want to stay in and around the top 10," said Buxton.
Defeats by Millwall and Palace have seen Derby slip into the bottom half of the Championship.
They are 13th, although there is only a four-point gap between themselves and Brighton in seventh place.
Buxton says the team and the supporters are glad the next two games are at home after clocking up the miles on the road.
"It is nice to be back at home where we have been performing well," said the defender.
"It's nice for the supporters as well. The fans were fantastic at Palace and at Millwall and Peterborough.
"So the home games are a chance for the fans to get right behind us, roar us on and it is an opportunity for the lads to put things right."
Derby have lost only one of their eight home games in the League and they took six points off Blackpool and Barnsley in the most recent matches at Pride Park.
Winger Michael Jacobs says the home form fills the side with confidence.
"We have made Pride Park a tough place for teams to come," he said.
"We've won a lot of games at home this season and, hopefully, we can carry it on against Birmingham and Cardiff.
"Millwall and Palace are tough places to go. Both teams are in form and doing well.
"I thought 3-0 at Palace was a bit harsh but at the end of the day, you've got to take those times and push on."