Sammon happy with Derby squad
Derby striker Conor Sammon believes the competition for places at Pride Park can only be a good thing.
The Rams have had an indifferent start to the Championship campaign - with three wins, four draws and three defeats from their opening 10 games.
James O'Connor and Adam Legzdins were in the Derby line-up for Saturday's goalless draw at home to Brighton, replacing injured pair Gareth Roberts and Frank Fielding.
Sammon believes their performances prove competition for first-team places at the club is healthy.
"With the lads being injured - Frank, Gareth and even Will (Hughes) coming off at half-time, it shows the kind of competition we have here," the former Wigan marksman told the club's official website.
"Other players came in and they did brilliantly, so there are lots of positives to take and on another day we could have got all three points."