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Stern John is looking forward to enjoying his football again and banging in the goals that will take Derby up the Championship table.


Trinidad and Tobago international striker John, 28, completed a three-month loan from Coventry City on Friday morning.

And he immediately set his sights on getting his head down and the ball in the back of the net.

"I have come to play my football and enjoy the game, as before I was losing my killer-instinct," he says in an interview now showing on RamsWorld.

"I am going to get my head down and hopefully start banging some goals in again.

"I'm just happy to be here, and have the chance to come here and play some football.

"Just seeing the facilities, organisation and how they do things, makes you see that this club is really geared for the Premiership.

"Hopefully they can help me, I can come here and bang in some goals, and hopefully we can get back up to the Premiership."

John trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday up at Moor Farm, and was impressed with what he found.

That was his second look at the squad in action, having been present on Wednesday when the Rams recorded a 1-1 draw - against his previous employers.

"I saw the team on Wednesday and the way they play is the way I want to play football - they pass it and keep it - and when they don't have the ball they work hard as a team to get it back," the former Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City man added.

"I'm just waiting for my chance, if I start or come off the bench I just want to do what I can for the team.

"I've trained with them for the first time today and you can see the players who like to get on the ball.

"They will supply me with the right service so hopefully I can get in the positions and put the ball in the back of the net.

"I know Michael Johnson and Jeff Kenna from when I was at Birmingham, and that has made it a lot easier for me to settle in.

"I feel like I've been a part of the team for the last couple of weeks.

"At Derby there is a real togetherness, there is a great team spirit and everyone plays for each other."