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Shaun Barker relief as Derby finally win at home

Shaun Barker
It's not been an enjoyable time. But hopefully a result and a performance like that can spur us on

Shaun Barker

Derby County defender Shaun Barker said Saturday's 2-1 win over Swansea City was a huge relief coming on the back of his "lowest" moment as a Rams player.

The win was Derby's first home success since 20 November and Barker told BBC Radio Derby it was vital coming so soon after the 2-1 loss at Middlesbrough.

He said: "That defeat's probably the lowest I've felt since I've been here.

"It really hit the boys hard and a result like this [Swansea] is the best way to pick ourselves up."

The win over the Swans means Nigel Clough's side are now nine points clear of the Championship relegation zone.

Barker added: "Our away performances in the last three or four weeks have been pretty decent but our home form has been really poor recently.

"We are at a massive club with massive expectations and a massive fanbase and when we are not performing - like we haven't been at home for a good couple of months - then it's tough to take.

"It's not a lack of effort. but bad decisions, mistakes and a lack of confidence has really shot us.

"We have been under a lot of pressure. It's not been an enjoyable time. But hopefully a result and a performance like that can spur us on."



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Derby 2-1 Swansea
12 Mar 11 |  Championship


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