IAN Holloway would revel in another victory at the iPro Stadium after the ear-bashing he received from Derby fans last season.
Rams supporters accused the Lions of time-wasting and feigning injury during their slender 1-0 victory in March – even though Scott Malone and Danny Shittu came off with injuries.
That remains the last time Steve McClaren's side lost a game at home and they are currently unbeaten in nine.
But Holloway is not fazed by the prospect of taking on one of the division's form teams this weekend.
"Derby are a good team and we're going to have to chase the ball but we're not scared of them," he said.
"We need to quieten them down and nick a goal like we did last year. I ended up with ten men in that game but their fans were accusing us of time wasting.
"My left back had to come off with an injury and Danny Shittu hurt his Achilles and missed the rest of the season, so how were we feigning it? If I've got any issues with them, that's it.
"How dare you have a go at me when I had ten men because I had to take someone off after using all my subs. How can you say that we time-wasted?
"It would be great to go there and do the same thing again but first and foremost I'm talking about character and dealing with disappointment. We don't deal with that well enough."
The Lions are looking to pick up their first victory since August.
"At the moment, fate is giving us a nasty twist but that's all it is," Holloway added.
"We look pretty fragile if things go against us but we're not the only club like that – Ipswich were the same a few weeks ago and look at them now.
"I planned to be a bit higher up the division with another couple of wins but if we need to strengthen during the international break, my chairman will support me."