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Davies to learn from mistakes

24 May 2007 - 11:55:10

Derby County manager Billy Davies has vowed to learn from his mistakes ahead of Monday's Championship play-off final meeting with West Bromwich Albion.

Davies led former club Preston to the final in 2005 where they lost 1-0 to West Ham and the Rams boss is planning a different approach this time around.

"I'm not one for the big build-up. It can go on for too long and you can become too wrapped up in the occasion rather than the match," he told the Derby Evening Telegraph.

"When Preston reached the final, we went away for three days which was a mistake.

"This time we will travel down to London on Sunday afternoon and stay overnight for the game on Monday.

"We went to look around the Millennium Stadium when Preston were there, but we will not be going to look at Wembley and the dressing rooms, there's no point.

"There will be no Wembley suits for the players, no roses in the lapel. The staff will have suits, but the players will be in club tracksuits.

"We will treat it like a normal away game. We will try to keep things as normal as possible."

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