"I want to be top of the table - I would rather be looking down on everyone and I don't call that pressure - pressure is when you don't have a job," he insists.
"People say it is good to be in the chasing pack but I want to be at the top as soon as possible."
Peter is still smarting by Sunday's defeat and adds:
"A lot of good things in game were overshadowed in the last seven minutes; we feel we should be capable of winning 1-0 with the quality we have and after dominating the game.
"We feel we were capable of winning and defending that lead as well as adding to it - we would have been disappointed with a draw.
"With the players that finished the game, I think you could go and tell someone to atttack them for 10 minutes and I don't think they would have a shot on target.
"So there were a couple of things we were not happy with in the last few minutes and we paid for it - we have to eradicate errors and have more nous about how to win games.
"But with the players we have brought in we think we have a squad, not just a team, capable of getting back to the promised land - and it is fantastic to have that competition."
Looking at Derby, he says:
"Their performances have shown you never know what really you are going to get - they are a Jekyll and Hyde side but they have quality throughout, such as Huddlestone who could end up in Premier League, no doubt."
SQUAD: Bywater, Walker, Repka, Mackay, Davenport, Powell, Chadwick, Lomas, Reo-Coker, Fletcher, Etherington, Sheringham, Harewood, Mullins, Rebrov, Zamora, Cohen.