I THINK football can be very cruel at times.
If anybody was at the game last Saturday at Sheffield Wednesday, they would have thought we were much the better team in the second half.
To be perfectly honest, they got a goal with nine minutes to go and we couldn't respond, and there wasn't that much difference.
Now is the time to start winning and get a good run together – there is no reason that we can't.
From my point of view it's always good to be in the leading pack and just on the shoulder of one or two of the other teams, because nothing is done yet.
Pride Park is a fantastic place to go because they've got a great surface and they've got a great stadium, so we'll be looking forward to it.
We've just got to visualise ourselves winning again on the road.
I don't think we're far off from having a really good run and it's great finding out whether you can do it when you need to.
My suggestion is that my group of players will.
They'll grow into it, and unfortunately last weekend maybe we missed Wilfried Zaha.
Even if he was on the bench, it might have helped us to bring him on.
With two games coming up after Derby, there's nothing more exciting than where we are right now, so it's a great feeling.
But it's all about Derby first. You're next three points are the most important and what you've got to do is get as many as you can on this run-in.
Reading proved it last year, while Sir Alex Ferguson calls it 'squeaky bum time', and it is.
What you've got to do, going into these games is still be calm and play your football.
I know how much you want our lads to perform but we've all got to stay calm.
You've got to relish these opportunities and I'm delighted the lads have given us all an exciting end to the season.
Reading managed to get a run going and that was enough to get them up, so anything can happen, and we've still got a quarter of the season left.