Davies: Derby still Championship club

Derby County boss Billy Davies admits they're still essentially a Championship club.

Davies said: "We are like the primary school boys walking into the secondary school for the first time and finding out who the bully boys are.

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"We are having to grow up very quickly in the Premier League and get used to our new surroundings.

"To be brutally honest, we should still be in the Championship because we are two years ahead of the schedule we worked out in the boardroom at the start of last season.

"We are having to learn some very big lessons and the biggest one to date is that when we get our goalscoring chances, we have to take them.

"I have been reasonably pleased with the way we have acquitted ourselves in the first two games and I certainly could not have asked the players for more in terms of commitment.

"But we should have had three points against Portsmouth when we only got one and we should have had one point at Manchester City where we came away with nothing."

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