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Derby boss Davies: No Earnshaw rift

Derby County boss Billy Davies insists there's no problems with striker Robert Earnshaw.

Eleven weeks have passed since Earnshaw's last start in the League, but Davies insists he's still in his plans.

"There is no conspiracy theory. I have not fallen out with Rob," said Davies.

"He had a bad injury at Norwich last season and was out for a long time. He came back but was not fit enough or sharp enough at the start of the season.

"But over the last three or four weeks I am beginning to see a Rob Earnshaw that is latching on to balls and putting himself into positions to score.

"He is now very, very close to starting."

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