Notts County manager John Sheridan says it 'doesn't matter how' you win a derby.
The Magpies head to Mansfield on Saturday (kick-off 12.15pm) for this season's derby at the One Call Stadium.
And Sheridan is only concerned about taking all three points.
He said: "It's one of those games - it doesn't matter how you win it.
"We'll play if we can play. We don't want to get caught up in a battle but if it's an ugly game we'll just have to deal with that. Hopefully we can affect the game in a way where we end up winning.
"I'm really looking forward to it and I'm positive about getting three points."
Sheridan expects Michael O'Connor to be available 'very soon' after positive scans on a groin niggle, although the manager was unable to confirm the midfielder's availability for Saturday.
Whichever team he selects, Sheridan hopes the players put in a performance to send the 1500 travelling fans home happy.
He said: "It'll be nice to win it for the supporters, especially after last season. We're in a different place now - we're a different team.
"We won't change much - we've won our last four away games on the spin so we go there confident."
Away tickets for the match have now completely sold out