Davies calls for caution
By Robin Slater
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Billy Davies had called for caution after Derby won 1-0 against Southampton at St Mary's.
Derby manager Billy Davies had called for caution after his side completed a 1-0 win against Southampton at St Mary's.
The Rams extended their winning run to eight games but Davies refused to get carried away insisting his side have a lot to do before they can start thinking about the Premiership.
Steve Howard scored the only goal of the game in the second-half as Derby completed their fifth consecutive 1-0 victory.
"There is still a long time to go in this season and I am not letting the players get carried away with how well we have done so far.
"We are on a good run at the moment, but this is a very hard division to get out of and there is still a long way to go."
Davies believes his side were second best in the first-half and so brought on the experienced Gary Teale before the break to reorganise his side.
"Southampton were the better team in the first-half and at times were tearing us apart.
"I made a change before the break to shore up my side and get us competing in the middle of the park.
"To win eight games in a row is good, but we have to keep on this run to make sure we get up."
George Burley felt hard done by with the result and thought his side should have got more out of the game.
Burley however is pleased with his side's progress this season and insists they are still on course to achieve the targets he set for them at the start of the season.
"At the start of the season we aimed to finish in the top six and if we finished in the top two that would be a welcome bonus.
"We are still on course to do that and I am happy with the way our season has gone so far.
"If we had taken our chances we could have won this game but Billy Davies has built a good team and they were quite impressive against us."