Derby County take on League 2 outfit Burton Albion this evening in their penultimate pre-season friendly of the summer ahead of the 2014/15 season.
Steve McClaren’s men will make the short journey to the Pirelli Stadium (7:30pm) to step up their preparations for the upcoming campaign.
Derby have five wins (1-0 at Matlock, 2-1 against Nuneaton, 4-2 versus Northampton, 3-1 away to Notts County and 1-0 against Slavija Sarajevo) a single draw (0-0 against Ilkeston FC) and one defeat – against Zenit St Petersburg - to their name in pre-season so far.
Burton Albion, managed by former Derby defender Gary Rowett, finished sixth in League 2 last season and tasted defeat in the Play-Off Final against Fleetwood Town to deny them promotion to the third tier of English football.
Steve McClaren is to take a strong Derby County squad to the Pirelli Stadium this evening.
Goalkeeper Lee Grant is expected to start in goal after making his first pre-season appearance in Austria last Friday, after recovering from a knee injury.
Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick, Jake Buxton, Jamie Ward and Craig Forsyth were all rested for the 1-0 win over Slavija Sarajevo on Friday in Austria, and are expected to return to the starting line-up.
However, Derby do have a handful of injury concerns.
Zak Whitbread (back) and Paul Coutts (hip flexor) missed the pre-season tour of Austria and are still sidelined, while Mark O’Brien has an ankle problem and Simon Dawkins is nursing a slight groin injury.
Midfielder George Thorne won’t be involved after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament last week while long-term injury victim Shaun Barker (knee) continues to work his way towards a return.
Matchday Ticket Information
Derby County fans can pay on the day at the Pirelli Stadium, with payment accepted at the turnstiles.
Visiting supporters have the option to stand on the terracing behind the goal or sit in a seat in the Main Stand.
If you require any other information please do not hesitate to contact Burton Albion on 01283 565938.
Seating Tickets – Adults £13, Under 16s £7.
Standing Tickets – Adults £10, Under 16s £5.
Rams fans are encouraged to follow @burtonalbionfc on Twitter for ticketing updates, which will also be retweeted off Derby County's Club Account.
dcfc.co.uk will be in attendance at the game to tweet regular match updates via @dcfcofficial and also provide a full match report and match images after the final whistle.