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Jewell insists Derby can pull off Great Escape

Derby County boss Paul Jewell refuses to write-off their Premiership survival chances.

Jewell reckons that if West Brom did it, there is no reason why the Rams cannot pull off a Great Escape.

The Baggies had just 10 points by Christmas 2004 - yet secured safety on the final day of the season.

County currently have six points from their 17 games. Boss Jewell admitted: "It is going to be difficult.

"If you're bottom at Christmas it usually means you go down but we take heart from West Brom. We'll take any crumb of comfort we can get.

"There are 21 games left and 63 points to play for. We need 37 or 38.

"Look at West Ham, they finished last season winning eight out of 10.

"It can be done. But we've got to show European form from now on to have any chance of staying up."

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