The Czech shot stopper, who was making his first league appearance in our colours for over two years in place of the injured Paul Robinson, admits points are paramount at present having picked up just one league win this term.
However, with only ten league games gone Radek is confident that it is only a matter of time before results turn in our favour, starting against Getafe in our opening UEFA Cup group match on Thursday.
“It is difficult because we have won just one league game against Derby County," he said. "We need points because our supporters and everyone associated with the Club expect more.
“Before the season started many people were saying we should be in the top four but instead we are near the bottom.
“It is a tough time for the supporters as well but we hope we can win our next game against Getafe on Thursday and then pick up points in our next league game to move up the table.
“We have a young team but it is a strong side with good players. We can still push for the European places, we proved what we can do against Liverpool and if we can reproduce that display it could get us going.”
Radek Cerny emphasised that there is still plenty to play for this term, despite the team suffering a setback on Monday evening with defeat at Newcastle United.