Derby County captain Curtis Davies has not ruled out the chance of his playing in the play-offs should the Rams be there this season.

Davies suffered a broken Achilles in late November in a 2-1 defeat to Stoke, an injury he dealt with almost ten years ago while at Aston Villa.

Prior to the 3-3 draw by Aston Villa against Sheffield United on Friday night, the center-back offered an encouraging update on his injury. He insisted, however, that he would not exaggerate his recovery.

Despite the injury, which is expected to keep him away until the end of the season, the 33-year-olds dream of returning to the play-offs should the Rams get there.

"It's going well, it's a slow burner, you need to take your time," Davies said.

He added, "Obviously I'm not back by the end of the season, so I have to make sure I get my strength back and I have more for the next season than this one.

"I think the closer I get to it [Play-offs]If I have half a chance to know myself, I will push myself.

"But it's one thing to say you're fit, but it's another one to join a team marginally after five or six months."