The Rams have seemingly turned their form around since the return of Steve McClaren in October after the departure of Nigel Pearson. Derby have been transformed from looming above the relegation zone to now knocking on the door of the play-offs, as they sit seventh and just two points outside the top six.
McClaren has worked a miracle at the iPro Stadium, or Pride Park, and fans will be full of hope as they look to challenge for promotion again. Although the strength of some of the teams in the Championship may mean Derby will have to improve their squad this month to equal rivals.
One position that should be looked at is the striker options. Whilst they may have a number of players who could fit in upfront, none are capable of leading the team to a play-off finish. In my opinion, Derby County need a more consistent goalscorer, after all, they’ve only scored 24 goals this season.