Derby County fullback Tyrone Mears admits he was devastated and embarrassed by Saturday's 5-0 home defeat by West Ham.

"It's embarrassing to get beat away from home five or six nil against the big teams but to get beat 5-0 against West Ham at home - I don't know what to say," said full-back Mears.

"The manager told us to take a look at ourselves after the game. I don't think he needs to say anything more.

"I'm devastated. It's my old club, it's 5-0, we're at home and we're bottom of the league.

"We're fighting to stay in this league and it's not going to happen if we carry on playing like that."

The 24 year-old defender moved to Upton Park in July 2006 in a £1m deal from Preston North End.