Derby County's team news for tonight’s pre-season friendly at League 1 Colchester United has been confirmed to dcfc.co.uk.
With Derby four games into their pre-season and the new campaign less than a fortnight from officially kicking off, Nigel Clough has named a strong line-up - with newboy James O'Connor handed a start at left-back.
Frank Fielding and Craig Bryson return after missing the 4-3 win at Northampton on Tuesday with slight knocks, while left-back Gareth Roberts is back on the bench after missing the Burton Albion and Northampton games.
Swiss trialist Valentin Gjokaj doesn’t feature as he has returned home to Switzerland and doesn’t feature, nor does defender Mark O’Brien who has been rested after playing his 45 minutes of pre-season on Tuesday after returning from a long-term cruciate ligament injury last month.
Derby County: Fielding, Brayford, O’Connor, Bryson, Buxton, Keogh (C), Coutts, Hendrick, Tyson, Ward, Jacobs.
Subs: Roberts, Legzdins, B Davies, Doyle, Robinson, Bailey, Naylor, Bennett, Hughes, Deeney.
Colchester United: Cousins, Rose, Okuonghae, Heath, Morrison, Izzet, Sears, Bond, Henderson, Wilson, Wordsworth.
Subs: Duguid, O'Toole, Bean, Eastman, Ladapo, Coker, White, Gilbey, Pentey.
Remember you can keep up to date with developments from tonight’s match with regular updates from Derby County's official Twitter feed, @dcfcofficial.
A full match report, plus images, as well as post-match reaction on both dcfc.co.uk and Rams Player, will follow tomorrow morning.
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