We played terrific cricket against Middlesex and won. We played average cricket against Leicestershire, albeit over two days, and drew.
Therein lies the dilemma for Derbyshire. We have some talented players, but to win matches we must play all of our matches with the same intensity.
Tomorrow we play Warwickshire at Edgbaston and must return to the Middlesex form to match a good side that tops the table at this stage.
Daryn Smit, Hamidullah Qadri and, of course Mark Footitt are added to the side that played at Leicester. I expect Footitt to play and the temptation must be there to unleash that nuclear attack of Viljoen, Olivier, Davis and Footittt.
A decision will need to be made on the wicket-keeper, but Gary Wilson's fine knock at Leicester should get him the nod, if fit.
Our hosts have a mixture of youth and experience, with their batting headed by former England stalwarts Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell. Keith Barker, Olly Stone and Chris Wright make up a good attack, alongside Aussie Ryan Sidebottom and it should be a fine game.
It is also blessed with a good weather forecast, so we need to be ready from the first ball against this squad:
Patel, Ambrose, Barker, Bell, Brookes, Hain, Hose, Lamb, Rhodes, Sibley, Sidebottom, Stone, Trott, Wright
There should be a live stream for the game, so watch out for the link tomorrow, which I will append to the bottom of this piece.
Good luck lads!
PS Streaming link as promised - here