Nigel Clough vows free-scoring Derby County will stay on the attack
NIGEL Clough says his free-scoring Derby County team will stick to their strengths and keep attacking.
Three goals in Tuesday's victory over Charlton Athletic took the Rams' tally to 15 in only four matches at Pride Park.
They have also hit two against Sheffield Wednesday and five in each of their games against Watford and Scunthorpe United.
"If you want value for money and you want to see goals, you should head down to Pride Park," said Clough.
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"It was an excellent attacking performance from us for the majority of the game against Charlton and the two goals we scored from open play were superb in their own way.
"It's crazy to think that we could have scored far more goals, so we just need to keep doing what we've been doing because our biggest strength is being on the front foot and attacking the opposition.
"I hope supporters are enjoying at the least the attacking side of our game."
Derby's 11 goals in six League games puts them among the top scorers in the Championship, a far cry from last season when they managed only 50 in 46 games.
Clough is delighted by the attacking play but the Rams have conceded 14 goals in their seven fixtures.
The manager knows his team must tighten up defensively. He also knows the strength of his side is going forward.
"We went one down at Huddersfield on Saturday and they sat back, although we did take the game to them," said Clough. "We went 3-0 up at home to Charlton and even at three-up, we don't sit back.
"People might say we are a little bit naive and that we are going forward too much.
"But no, that is the way we play. We are going to keep going forward.
"We do want to tighten up a little bit. We are working on that and striving for that balance.
"I don't think we did too much wrong defensively on Tuesday. The first goal lifted them incredibly and once we do concede, then we have to be a bit tighter from that point on.
"But when you look at the goals we have conceded, there have been a couple of sloppy ones but many have flown in the top corner."
Derby's under-21 fixture away to Nottingham Forest on Monday will be played at the City Ground (7pm).
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