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19 October 2012

Eric Black wants the players to show that the display against Wolves was a one-off.

Eric Black is hopeful that the international break will see his players return to action refreshed and ready when they face Derby County on Saturday.

The interim boss has taken advantage of almost a full fortnight on the training field with the majority of his squad and wants the players to show their endeavours have been worthwhile at Pride Park.

"We have had one or two away on international duty which disrupts things but we've still managed to get some good work into the lads," said Black ahead of the clash against the Rams.

"I think one or two needed a little freshening up, so the break has allowed us to give those that have had a lot of minutes under their belts a bit of a breather so hopefully they've come back refreshed and ready for Derby.

"They have responded very well, they've worked extremely hard."

Under Black's tenue Rovers have drawn two on the road at Charlton and Nottingham Forest but tasted defeat last time out at home to Wolves, with the Scotsman determined to prove that the loss was a blip.

"I want a reaction from our performance against Wolves. If we get a draw and we play well then I think I'd be happy with that.

"If we win the game that would be fantastic. We then have two home games coming up against Sheffield Wednesday and Watford that we need to be winning, but going away to any team in the Championship is not easy."

Tickets will be on sale at Pride Park on the day of the game. Supporters should note that prices increase on matchday to £31.00 Adults, £19.50 Seniors (aged 60+), £14.50 Under 18.

Not yet bought your 2012-13 Season Ticket? The deadline for applications for this season is this Friday 19th October. Call the ticket office on 0871 222 1444 to secure your seat for the remainder of the campaign.

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