Derby boss Billy Davies has admitted he must prove to the new regime at Pride Park that he is worth backing in the January transfer window.
County currently languish bottom on six points, with a solitary win and a goal difference of -19 to their name.
"The board will want encouragement, without doubt," Davies admitted. "We're one victory from pushing ourselves up and we are very much in touch. That was my objective.
"The next one is to go and be very much in touch between now and the next window so that we can give the board encouragement to spend hopefully big money to push on."
He added: "There's 24 points available between now and then, we've got to try to win as many of those as possible to help our cause with regards to the January spend."