The Rams boss has seen his side lose their last four Championship games but takes heart from knowing that at previous club, Burton, he took the reins when they were bottom of the Blue Square Premier after 14 games.
"We have been through such runs at Burton," Clough told the Derby Telegraph ahead of Saturday's clash with Bristol City at Pride Park.
"I don't know specifically if we lost four or five on the trot or whatever at Burton but it was one of those where, if we believe what we are doing is right, then things will change.
"If we were getting thrashed 3-0 and 4-0 we would tear the book up and start again and say 'hold on a minute, we are a million miles away here'. But we don't feel that is the case so we will keep doing what we think is right.
"We will adjust one or two things, try and work a little bit harder and just try to cut out the mistakes, even the half mistakes we are getting punished for at the moment."