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Jewell: Derby players playing for futures

Derby County boss Paul Jewell admits his players are playing for their futures at Pride Park.

"I want to turn the team around," he said. "If one player turns around and puts in 10 great performances and says to me, 'Hey, I want to be here next season', then he will.

"If they don't want to be here next season and we get the right money for them they will go.

"No one is set in stone, no one is out the door. There are some definitely in the door but if those definitely in the door stop producing they will be out the door.

The Rams boss revealed tough questions will have to be asked at the end of the campaign but is confident his side will emerge stronger for it.

He added: "You have to ask the reasons for why we are where we are. Are the players not good enough? Are they not prepared well enough? Are they not fit enough? Are we organised enough? All these are questions we have to ask.

"Then when we get back here, which I'm sure we will pretty quickly, we have to tick those boxes. If we get those boxes ticked then we will be a lot stronger and better than we are now."

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