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Gary Rowett: 'Derby County position is unacceptable'

Rowett: 'Derby position unacceptable'
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Gary Rowett acknowledges that he needs short-term results to 'back up his long-term vision' and says that Derby County's current league position is unacceptable.

Derby County manager Gary Rowett has admitted that his side's current standing of 15th place in the Championship table is "not acceptable".

The Rams have won just three of their first 10 games of the campaign, the most recent of which came against Hull City at Pride Park on September 8.

Derby are tipped to challenge for promotion most seasons and Rowett, who has been at the helm for the past seven months, is hopeful that he will be the right man to bring the club success in the long term after numerous failed promotion bids in recent years.

"The aim for Derby has to be trying to challenge for promotion," he told Sky Sports News. "We know we're not doing that at the moment and I'll be the first to say that's not acceptable for us. We know we've got other challenges and that makes it a bit harder to achieve that straightaway.

"But for five years we haven't got where we needed to be for various reasons, so I didn't just want to do the same thing and hope that worked because I felt that would be arrogant. I needed to try and change things we needed to change. We had a relative amount of success at Burton and Birmingham by trying to build the club how we think [would work], regardless of whether we're allowed to continue that process, and I'll do the same at Derby.

"But of course you want short-term results to back that vision up. I think I'm the third longest-serving manager in Derby's history at the moment and I've only been here six months! As any manager you know you need to time to affect some of the things you want to, but the problem with management is you don't get that time."

Derby have a chance to climb the table on Sunday afternoon when playing host to East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.

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Gary Rowett of Birmingham City looks on during the pre season friendly match between Nuneaton Town and Birmingham City at the James Parnell Stadium on July 14, 2015
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2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1273231171424
3Leeds UnitedLeeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds125431918119
7Brentford124622014618
8Derby CountyDerby125341513218
9Norwich CityNorwich125341515018
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn124621415-118
11Swansea CitySwansea12453129317
12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
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14Stoke CityStoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

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