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Davies stays positive after Derby thrashing

Derby boss Billy Davies remained positive, despite their 5-0 thrashing at Arsenal.

Davies declared: "Ultimately the early goal cost us dearly, it was poor defending even if it was a top-class finish.

"We were playing against Adebayor, without doubt one of the top strikers in the world, and Fabregas - one of the best midfield players.

"They have quality running through the side - they are a top side. They play with a huge amount of confidence.

"The learning curve and experience is crucial. It looked as though we were moving the ball around with a bit more confidence at time. But we still stood off when we should have been in people's faces.

"Sevilla came here - a top European side and lost 3-0 - so there is no embarrassment to come here and get a lesson off them.

"We are now going into a run of games against Bolton, Reading, Wigan and Everton and we've got to look to these and know they are the ones we have to compete and pick up points in.

"We are not despondent at all, we feel we are getting better and we will continue to work very hard."

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