Derby boss Davies targets six new signings

Derby County boss Billy Davies has set his sights on bringing in six new players in the January transfer window to try and keep the Rams in the Premier League.

Davies accepts that his squad are short of the quality needed to survive in the top-flight, with County having won just once in 13 league games this term.

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The Scot told the Evening Telegraph: "Six players are needed and my instruction to my staff is very clear - we have to go out there and find these six players.

"We don't want players who are content to visit the Premier League for a few months. We want players who want to come in and be a part of it for a long time.

"We have to find players with the necessary quality, confidence, desire and belief to compete at this level.

"You have got to have leaders at this level. We have got very good players here, now we must look for players who are confident to play in front of 33,000 in the Premier League and believe they can win matches.

"Of course new signings will require money because the top players do not come cheap and do not come and play for nothing.

"It will take a bit of cash to go and find these players and bring them here, but I am very confident we can do that. To survive at this level we need to spend."

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