Derby produced a solid performance at home on Tuesday night to beat Exeter City 2-0 in a League One clash at Pride Park.


There was a sense of uneasiness around the stadium ahead of the game and Paul Warne’s team have not been consistent in terms of results and performances at home since the start of the season.




Barker admitted that their form on their home patch has led to an uneasy atmosphere at Pride Park this season.


He stressed that pressure comes with playing for Derby and home fans expect good football and performances at Pride Park even if the results do not their way on some occasions.



The former Derby star stressed that the team need to connect with the fans more by scoring more at home.


Barker said on Rams TV: “There was [unease around Pride Park ahead of the Exeter game] and that has been built up from the start of the season by not having consistent performances and results at Pride Park.



“Ignore the away performances because that’s been good and we have had generally positive results and positive performances away from home.


“There is an expectation when you are at home.


“When you are playing for a club like Derby County, it is not necessarily to win every game but there is an expectation to perform and entice the crowd into anticipating what’s going to happen next.


“We want goals, we want to celebrate with the players and you get that by scoring goals and being positive.”


Derby will be travelling next weekend when they will take on Stevenage at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday.