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Jewell keen to avoid repeat

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Derby boss Paul Jewell is keen for his players to regain their defensive composure after his side's 3-0 defeat to in-form Burnley at Turf Moor.

A brace from record signing Martin Paterson and a solo effort from Kevin McDonald were enough to secure all three points for Owen Coyle's men at Turf Moor, and Rams manager Jewell felt the performance was reminiscent of some of their offerings in the Premier League where they leaked goals.

He said: "It was a flashback to last year when one goal led to another. We have made progress, but the last two away games we have conceded eight goals and we need to take our home form into away games."

He added: "This was never going to be an easy season and whilst we have made some progress, I am not kidded.

"Last season we collapsed like a pack of cards and I thought we had got over that. I have no argument with the fans, I take responsibility for the team and it's down to me and nobody else."

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