Derby County will be looking to earn their fourth successive Sky Bet Championship win when they head to Elland Road to take on rivals Leeds United, kick-off: 7:45pm.

The Rams take on a Whites sides that has lost five of their last six games in all competitions and ahead of the trip to Yorkshire, has pulled together all the key information you are going to need to know…


Johnny Russell continues to be a doubt for the Rams after missing out on the weekend’s 2-1 won over Norwich City with a groin problem.

The Scottish wideman sustained the injury in training last week and was forced to miss the trip to East Anglia.

On top of that, Matej Vydra has picked up a calf problem and is also a slight doubt for the match at Leeds.

With that, Chris Martin and Sam Winnall are knocking on the door for a return to the starting line-up after their impressive appearances off the substitutes bench in the win at Norwich.


Speaking to RamsTV ahead of the trip to Elland Road, Gary Rowett said: “Whenever anyone mentions Elland Road, I remember that fateful night that we went 3-0 up, then Harry Kewell scored just before half time and the crowd lifted.

“I think they scored the equaliser in the 85th minute and you knew what was coming. The atmosphere was electric and they scored the winner to make it 4-3.

“It was a really hostile environment, we know what it’s like there. They’re not in great form but I’m sure they will be highly motivated, so we have to go there and do another fantastic job.

“Naturally, the opposition are going to come onto you away from home. Particularly after the equaliser, we managed the game well, it was interesting for me to see if we could deny Norwich the momentum, and we did.

“We’re starting to build that resilience, we look a lot more solid. I’ve always had the belief that this team will get better, and I think that we’re starting to show signs of that.”


Swedish international defender Pontus Jansson arrived at Leeds United, initially on a season-long loan from Italian outfit Torino, and has since gone on to prove that he was one of the division’s best centre backs.

Last term, he was crucial as the Whites looked destined to secure a top-six finish, before they fell agonisingly short, but his performances were so good that his move was made permanent over the summer.

The six-foot-five centre-back began his career with homeland outfit Malmo FF, before moving to Torino in 2014.

Jansson, regularly features on the international stage for Sweden and has now reached double figures for caps earned.

He became an instant fans’ favourite last season, due to the desire and passion shown at the heart of the Leeds defence and so far this term has been integral in a side that has kept six clean sheets in 12 matches.


Tickets for Derby County’s 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship fixture away to Leeds United at Elland Road this evening (7:45pm) are available to pre-purchase from the Ticket Office at Pride Park Stadium until 1pm today.

Tickets cost:

Adults - £37
Seniors (60+) - £25
16-22 - £25
Under-16s - £16
Under-11s - £8

Supporters can also purchase tickets on arrival at Elland Road.

Matchday ticket details at Elland Road are as follows:

* Tickets are available from the away ticket window, located adjacent to the away turnstiles (entrance 1 & 2).

* Open from 6:30pm.

* £5 increase on Adults, Seniors 60+ and 16-22s tickets.

* Payment by cash only.

Supporters can buy their tickets from the Ticket Office at Pride Park Stadium, by calling 0871 472 1884 (option 1) or online right here on

To become an Away Membership Holder for the 2017/18 campaign and ensure you’re in line to purchase away tickets first, visit:

* Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.


Saturday 7th August 2010

Kris Commons capped an outstanding performance with the winning goal as Derby County inflicted the first opening-day defeat on Leeds since 1989 after a feisty and exciting contest at Elland Road in August 2010.

The match marked Leeds' return to the Sky Bet Championship but the Whites struggled to neutralise the attacking threat posed by Derby and their 4-2-3-1 formation.

The Rams trio of Commons, Paul Green and Tomasz Cywka were extremely effective playing behind Rob Hulse - and all too often finding plenty of space in dangerous midfield positions.

Commons was the outstanding performer, and it was his pass that led to Hulse's opener, while the 26-year-old struck from the penalty spot after Luciano Becchio had equalised for Leeds following a mistake from Robbie Savage, with all the goals coming in the opening half.

Leeds United: Schmeichel, Connolly, Collins, Naylor (C), Bessone; Howson (Grella, 86), Kilkenny (Clayton, 77), Johnson; Sam (White, 70), Watt, Becchio

Substitutes not used: Higgs, Bruce, Hughes, Bromby

Derby County: Bywater, Brayford, Leacock, Anderson (Barker, 46), Roberts; Savage, Bailey; Green, Commons (Porter, 84), Cywka (Pringle, 74); Hulse

Substitutes not used: Deeney, Buxton, Moxey, Doyle


Simon Hooper will take charge of Derby County's 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship fixture at Leeds United on Tuesday evening.

Hooper has overseen 15 games so far this season, producing 44 yellows and one red card.

His last Derby game was the 0-0 draw at home to Burton Albion back in February.

Hooper will be assisted by David Avent and Billy Smallwood on the lines, whilst Geoff Eltringham has been appointed as the Fourth Official.


Once again, supporters based outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland will be able to watch every kick of the action from the Rams’ meeting with their old rivals, but here’s a breakdown of everything you can expect from our #LUFCvDCFC production:


  • The Norwich City Review Show/ Leeds United Preview Show (6pm) Host Owen Bradley is joined in the RamsTV studio by club ambassador Marc Edworthy and Shane Nicholson to look back on the action from Carrow Road and preview Tuesday night’s trip to Elland Road.
  • Pre-Match (7pm) Watch back Gary Rowett’s and Bradley Johnson’s full pre-match interviews with RamsTV ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Leeds.
  • The Press Conference (7:30pm) You saw what he said in our interview, now you can see what Rowett had to say to the media ahead of the Rams’ latest fixture.
  • Behind The Scenes At Norwich (8pm) RamsTV’s cameras went behind the scenes at Carrow Road to capture the footage you may have missed from a fine afternoon for Derby County on the road.
  • The Last Three (8:30pm) – Following the conclusion of our Preview Show, RamsTV will bring you the extended highlights from Derby’s last three meetings with Leeds, which have ended in a win, a draw and a defeat.


  • Leeds United Matchday Live (7pm) – Owen Bradley is back in the RamsTV studio and is joined by club ambassadors Michael Johnson and Marc Edworthy to bring you the final preview ahead of Derby’s meeting with Thomas Christiansen’s men.
  • -Matchday Live will be the only place supporters will be able to catch the final pre-match interview with Gary Rowett ahead of kick-off (7:45pm).
  • If you are based in the UK and Republic of Ireland you will be able to listen to live audio commentary from BBC Radio Derby, whilst overseas subscribers will be able to watch every kick of the action – with Jack Woodward and Shane Nicholson providing commentary.


  • Match Highlights and our Matchday Live Re-Watch will be available to view for supporters in the UK the day after each first-team fixture on 12pm across and RamsTV.

The RamsTV streaming service is available to all supporters who register on

To access the full RamsTV streaming service will cost the following:

First-Team Match Streaming (outside UK) - £110 annual subscription or £12.50 per month
First-Team Audio Commentary (worldwide) - £45 annual subscription or £5 per month
First-Team Pay Per Game - Match Streaming (outside UK) - £5 for the individual game

A link to packages can be found here.

The two premium services are in addition to the regular pre-match and post-match interviews on RamsTV.

The two premium services are in addition to the regular pre-match and post-match interviews on RamsTV.

Supporters will also be able to follow all of the action, as usual, across our social media channels.

We will be providing behind the scenes content across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where we will also provide a blow-by-blow account of proceedings at Elland Road.