John Gregory took over as the Rams manager this week following his highly-publicised departure from Aston Villa.
Avoiding relegation is the the order of the day - already described as 'a tall order' by the new boss on his appointment - and the Gregory era at Pride Park starts with a Pay Per View clash against us at noon tomorrow.
Assistant boss John said: "John Gregory's arrival will have some immediate affect, it has to. He is an experienced, big-name manager and I'm sure the players and fans will respond to him.
"It will make it a little more difficult for us but then again with the atmosphere in there, the Derby fans up for his first game, our excellent travelling support, it might just inspire us as well."
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John is determined for the lads to bounce back from the disappointment of Wednesday night's 3-1 defeat against Newcastle United when we dominated in the first half, went 1-0 up, could have increased the lead but fell apart after the break.
"It's important to respond to that," added John. "We certainly don't want to see it happen again especially after playing so well in the first half.
"These things can happen in this league though. Look at our last away game, we played well at Ipswich and came away with nothing.
"We've played well and not got our just rewards in a few games. Sometimes I'd rather us play not so well and just come away with the result."
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John Gorman is well aware of the G-force at Derby on Saturday - but insists it could inspire us as well.