Theo Robinson believes he has won over the boo-boys at Pride Park after topping the scoring charts with Derby this season.
The former Huddersfield striker revealed how fans were using social networking sites to hurl abuse at the 22-year-old after a so-so start at the club.
But, after hitting seven goals in 13 starts, including the winners in their last two matches, Robinson is confident he has heard the last from the text pests.
"Hopefully, I've won the fans over," Robinson told the Derby Evening Telegraph. "Last season, I don't think they saw the best of me.
"Coming here has been a bit different and I've had to settle into a new team. But my performances are much better now.
"It's been hard for me, coming back from injury recently, but I just want to keep going now.
"Everybody is more or less fit now, so people are fighting for their positions and everyone is doing very well.
"I'll just keep working hard to try to really cement my place in the team. We've won four in a row now and we'll be looking to keep the run going."