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READ | Camp focused on team targets ahead of Yorkshire derby

25 November 2016

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Rotherham United goalkeeper Lee Camp says he will take little notice of his own improved form until he and his teammates start winning games in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Millers’ number one tasted defeat against his former club Derby County at the weekend despite pulling off two penalty saves at the iPro Stadium, but insists his focus is entirely on the team as they look to improve their fortunes in the league.

Speaking ahead of the televised all-Yorkshire affair with Leeds United, Camp explained that whilst he would love to shut out Garry Monk’s side, but says the aim must be to record the points at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

“It's hard to take any sort of personal things out of it when you are getting beaten,” he told

“It's not about me, it's about the team and it's about winning. I love keeping clean sheets and that's what I thrive on but winning games is the most important thing.

“It's going to be a lot easier to win games keeping clean sheets and I'll be a lot happier!

“It's part and parcel though and sometimes in the life of a goalkeeper isn't always easy but you get on with it and like I say, it's about winning games.”

At 32-years-old, Camp is no stranger to the heat of battle in a local derby and is relishing the opportunity to be involved on Saturday but says it will be crucial that he and his teammates keep their cool to give them the best possible chance of victory on Saturday.

“They're always good games to play in,” he continued.

“Local rivalries mean that bragging rights are at stake but from our point of view it's another opportunity to try and overcome this period that we're in and get three points on the board.

“It's an old cliche but you have to win the battles. It will be fierce and feisty out there but we have to do our jobs well and we have to keep calm heads in the atmosphere. We know what Leeds are about and they were on tv last week, but we've prepared well for them.

“If we go about our business in the way that we need go about it we'll have a chance of getting a result but in these games, it's about keeping your heads and keeping to the plan.”

With a run of fixtures fast approaching during the festive period, the Millers’ stopper says that the club’s sole aim must be to improve their points tally in the second tier and that won’t be affected by who they line up against.

“We've got to get points on the board. It doesn't matter when the games come and who we play,” Camp added.

“Our focus is just on winning and we have to beat the teams in front of us and get some points to try and claw ourselves back up the table to get ourselves our the predicament we find ourselves in.

“Every game is difficult because the Championship has great quality and it gets better and better every year, meaning no game is easy but we have to give ourselves the best possible chance of winning games."

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