After an 11-day break, Derby County return to Sky Bet Championship action and will be travelling to the Capital with the aim of completing the double over Millwall.
The Rams make the journey looking to extend their 10-game unbeaten run of the road (kick-off: 7:45pm) and here, dcfc.co.uk has collated all the information you need ahead of the clash with the Lions…
WHAT’S THE LATEST TEAM NEWS
Gary Rowett has confirmed that Joe Ledley is back fit and raring to go ahead of the Rams’ trip to the Capital on Tuesday.
The midfielder has not featured since the Boxing Day goalless draw with Hull City.
Rowett, the 43-year-old, also revealed that Bradley Johnson has returned to training – although he is unlikely to be thrown straight back into action against the Lions.
Johnny Russell will not feature against the Lions.
It has been confirmed that the 27-year-old is likely to leave the club before the close of the transfer window.
WHAT WAS SAID AHEAD OF THE TRIP TO MILLWALL?
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of the game, Gary Rowett said: “If you looked at the game back in December it was probably an unfair reflection on Millwall’s performance because I thought they were very good.
“What we have to be mindful of is the fact that their home form is very good. They took the lead against Wolves recently and gave them a very tough game as they got a point. They have also beaten some good teams down at The Den.
“Neil Harris has got a good side down there and they will work incredibly hard.
“If we defend as well as we have done and play with the same composure we’ve shown, our attackers players have gone on to be the difference.
“We did that against Millwall at home and we’ll need to see them produce more of the same. We will need to defend resolutely, and we will face some tests in terms of pressure and crosses coming into our box.
“We will have to show composure when we need to and move the ball around well, which we have been doing recently.”
ONE TO WATCH
Recently rewarded with a new long-term contract, Shaun Hutchinson has been a key figure in the Millwall backline since joining from Fulham in 2016.
Hutchinson, 27, began his career with Motherwell, making his debut in 2009, and featured a further 140 times. During his time with the Scottish club he picked up experience of playing in the Europa League and Champions League qualification stages.
The centre-back, who was born in Newcastle, joined West London side Fulham in 2014, making 31 appearances in his first season at Craven Cottage. His opportunities were more limited in 2015/16, though, when he featured 11 times, prompting his decision to depart and join Millwall.
Hutchinson appeared 25 times for The Lions in 2016/17, scoring twice - once at Shrewsbury Town, with the other coming in dramatic circumstances, as the defender's late header earned Millwall their place in the League One Play-Offs courtesy of a 4-3 victory at Bristol Rovers.
This term he has been an ever-present in the Millwall defence and scored his only goal of the season so far in the convincing 4-0 win over Norwich.
HOW I CAN SECURE MY SEAT
It has been confirmed that there will be no pay increase for supporters wishing to buy their tickets upon their arrival at The Den on Tuesday evening.
The Rams round off January with a return to Sky Bet Championship action against Millwall and will be looking to complete the double over the Lions after recording a resounding 3-0 win over the Lions in December.
With no pay increase for supporters, ticket prices have been confirmed as follows:
Adult – £26
Seniors (65+) – £17
Under-16s – £13
Under-12s – £7*
* All supporters aged 12 or under must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or above.
Rams fans will be able to pay for their tickets from 6pm at the North Stand Ticket Office where cash and card payments will be accepted on arrival.
WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME?
DERBY COUNTY 3-0 MILLWALL
Saturday 23rd December 2017
Derby County blitzed Millwall with three goals in six first-half minutes at Pride Park Stadium to take themselves to third in the Sky Bet Championship table.
David Nugent bagged a brace either side of Matej Vydra’s 14th goal of the season in all competitions to make it four wins in a row for Gary Rowett’s side without conceding a goal.
Derby County: Carson; Baird, Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Huddlestone, Ledley; Weimann (Thorne 81’), Vydra (Russell 71’), Johnson; Nugent (Winnall 71’)
Substitutes not used: Mitchell, Wisdom, Lawrence, Martin
Millwall: Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith; Wallace (Williams 65’), Saville, Tunnicliffe, O’Brien (Onyedinma 65’); Morison, Gregory (Elliott 65’)
Substitutes not used: Martin, McLaughlin, Craig, Thompson
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE?
Oliver Langford has been appointed as the Match Referee for Derby County's Sky Bet Championship fixture away to Millwall on Tuesday evening.
Langford has overseen 27 games in the EFL this season, producing 86 yellows and three reds.
This will be the third time that he has been in charge of a Rams fixture this season after he oversaw the 1-1 draw at Sunderland back in August and the 2-1 victory away to Ipswich Town in December.
Langford will be assisted by Lee Venamore and Darren Blenden on the lines, whilst Keith Stroud has been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Back in the RamsTV studio, Owen Bradley will be joined LIVE by special guests from 7pm as they build-up to the game ahead of kick-off at 7.45pm.
Coverage will then switch to The Den with live commentary
from Jack Woodward and Shane Nicholson and supporters based outside of the UK
and Republic of Ireland will be able to watch every kick of the action.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s coming up:
- Pre-match Press Conference: Millwall (8.30am approx.) – RamsTV will be LIVE on Derby County’s official Facebook page broadcasting manager Gary Rowett’s pre-match press conference in full.
- Millwall Preview Show (6pm) – Owen Bradley will be joined by former Rams players Shane Nicholson and Roger Davies as they look ahead to Tuesday night’s match at The Den.
- Matchday Live: Millwall Vs Derby County (7pm) – RamsTV is the place to be for all the build-up ahead of the game on Tuesday night. Presenter Owen Bradley and guests will cover all the key talking points, facts, figures and stats ahead of kick-off at 7.45pm.
- International RamsTV subscribers will be able to watch the full game with live commentary and half-time and full-time analysis from the RamsTV studio.
- Post-Match Extra: Millwall (10:15pm approx.) – Owen Bradley will be joined by Shane Nicholson for RamsTV’s interactive Facebook Live show which will feature the thoughts of Rams fans as well as an interview with manager Gary Rowett.
- Match Highlights: Millwall (12pm) – RamsTV’s extended match highlights package will feature all the goals, incidents and key moments from the night before.
- Matchday Relived: MIllwall (6pm) – Watch the entirety of RamsTV’s matchday production including the full 90 minutes of action along with the pre-game, half time and full time analysis from the team in the RamsTV studio.
The RamsTV streaming service is available to all supporters who register on dcfc.co.uk.
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.
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 The Den.