Do not expect anything pretty from Notts County in the remaining eight games because more scrapping performances are on the agenda.
The Magpies battled for a valuable win against fellow strugglers Carlisle United on Saturday afternoon, which moved the team five points adrift of 20th place.
With time running out, Derry is not concerned about how the team overcome their opposition - it is all about completing the Great Escape.
“As far as it being a scrappy start, it was and you’re going to see a few more of those between now and the end of the season,” he said.
“If the purists are asking for out and out attacking football, sadly we’re not going to be able to deliver that for many reasons, whether it’s going to be because of the pitch or the situation that we’re in.
“Those two goals before half time really settled us and I was pleased with the reaction in the second half because 2-0 is a bit of an uneasy scoreline at times.”
He added: “I just want to be happy with the three points and I’ve said to the lads ‘don’t get carried away’ because we’re still five points adrift of safety.
“I’m pleased and this gives us a little basis to take us into Tuesday night, where we’ve got another six-pointer.”
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