The Rams will be looking to make it back-to-back home wins when they face Norwich City at Pride Park Stadium this weekend.
The Rams will also be looking to complete their first league double over the Canaries since 2008 (kick-off: 3pm) and dcfc.co.uk has collated all the information you need ahead of the visit of Daniel Farke’s men…
WHAT’S THE LATEST TEAM NEWS
It has been confirmed that Derby County will be without Sam Winnall for the remainder of the season after the forward suffered an injury to his ACL.
The 27-year-old sustained the injury in the latter stages of last weekend’s 3-0 win over Brentford and scans earlier in the week revealed the extent of the damage.
Winnall will remain with the Rams for the remainder of his season-long from Sheffield Wednesday as his journey back to peak fitness gets underway.
After a full week of training Bradley Johnson should return to the fold, whilst David Nugent also comes back into contention.
Jonathan Mitchell continues to be ruled out with a finger injury.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY?
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of the weekend, Gary Rowett said: “The game at Carrow Road was an excellent win in an important period for us.
“We went to Carrow Road and won and then went to Leeds and got another excellent result. After the tough away run we got ourselves back-to-back away wins which was very pleasing.
“I think it will be different Norwich we’re coming up against this weekend; they have gone back to a back five and are very hard to break down.
“They create less chances but are much harder to beat. It will be a different type of challenge.”
ONE TO WATCH
We profiled James Maddison when these two sides met back in October, but it’s hard not to look beyond the immensely talented midfielder ahead of the latest meeting.
Our matchday programme recently spoke with Michael Bailey, the Norwich City correspondent and host of The PinkUn Show, about the midfielder and he had the following to say.
“James Maddison has been one of the best and most consistent Championship performers this season, playing behind City’s strikers. There is a reason why the 21-year-old has been touted with some of the biggest clubs in the country.”
Impressively, the former Coventry City midfielder has scored nine goals in 33 appearances for the Canaries ahead of their trip to Pride Park Stadium, which includes winners against Brentford, Bristol City and Millwall.
There’s no doubting his talent and it’s easy to see why he is one of the first names on the team sheet for Daniel Farke.
HOW DO I SECURE MY SEAT
The matchday ticket prices have been confirmed for Derby County’s Sky Bet Championship meeting with Norwich City at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday.
Ticket prices are increased on the day of a game, so pre-purchasing prior to matchdays is recommended.
Tickets are available for Derby County supporters from:
Adults - £27
Senior Citizens (aged 65+) – £19.50
Under-18s - £16
2 to 12 Year Olds - £9.50
* Category D & E prices are listed above.
For matchday ticket enquiries and purchases, please visit the Ticket Office at Pride Park Stadium or call 0871 472 1884 (option 1).
Alternatively, supporters can also buy tickets online right here on dcfc.co.uk.
* Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
WHAT’S TO COME IN THE RAM
Ahead of facing his former club, Cameron Jerome sat down with the official matchday programme for an in-depth chat about his football career to date.
Spreading over seven-pages, the 31-year-old, who netted his first Rams goal last time out, discusses making the grade at Cardiff City, his thunderbolt at Anfield, his promotion experience and what convinced him to switch his alliance from the Canaries to the Rams.
Jam-packed, as ever, with that and more exclusive features and content, supporters can purchase a copy of our 76-page award-winning official matchday programme for just £3 from all around Pride Park Stadium.
Click here for a full review of what other content you can expect to find in your Norwich edition of The Ram
LAST TIME OUT AT AGAINST THE CANARIES?
NORWICH CITY 1-2 DERBY COUNTY
Saturday 28th October 2017
Sam Winnall’s late strike extended Derby County’s winning run in the Sky Bet Championship to three games as they won a pulsating encounter 2-1 at Carrow Road against Norwich City back in October
David Nugent gave Gary Rowett’s side the lead with a stunning effort in first half stoppage time before Timm Klose levelled the scores, with Winnall then coming off the bench to devastating effect to grab the decisive goal seven minutes from time.
Norwich City: Gunn; Pinto, Zimmermann, Klose, Stiepermann; Reed (Oliveira, 62 (Watkins, 73), Trybull, Hoolahan; Maddison, Jerome, Murphy (Wildschut, 62)
Substitutes not used: McGovern, Hanley, Husband, Vrancic
Derby County: Carson; Wisdom, Davies, Keogh, Forsyth; Huddlestone, Ledley; Lawrence (Thorne, 90), Vydra (Martin, 46), Johnson; Nugent (Winnall, 76)
Substitutes not used: Mitchell, Baird, Pearce, Weimann
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE?
Jeremy Simpson will be the man in the middle when Derby County take on Norwich City at Pride Park Stadium this weekend.
Simpson has officiated 29 games so far this term, mainly in the Sky Bet Championship. from which he has produced 119 yellow and five red cards.
This will be the first time that he has taken charge of a match involving Derby this campaign, with his last being the Rams’ 4-2 win over Fulham back in April 2017, in which David Nugent scored a hat-trick.
In total, this weekend’s referee has been in the man in the middle for four Derby fixtures – three of which have been won, whilst the other was a draw.
Simpson will be assisted by Adam Matthews and Shaun Hudson on the lines, whilst Matthew Donohue has been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Supporters based outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland will then be able to enjoy full coverage of the entire match live from Pride Park.
Here’s what’s coming up on RamsTV:
Pre-Match Press Conference: Norwich City (8.30am approx.) – RamsTV will be LIVE on Derby County’s Facebook page as Gary Rowett answers questions from the press.
Norwich City Preview Show (6.30pm) – Owen Bradley will be joined by former Derby players Marc Edworthy and Roger Davies as they look ahead to the Rams’ clash with the Canaries with stats, key facts and clips of both sides in action.
Matchday Live: Derby County Vs Norwich City (2.15pm) – Colin Gibson will be joined LIVE in RamsTV’s Pride Park studio by Michael Johnson and Darren Huckerby as they build up to kick-off by taking a closer look at both sides.
International RamsTV subscribers will be able to watch the full game (kick-off 3pm) with live commentary as well as half-time and full-time analysis from the RamsTV studio.
Post Match Extra: Norwich City (5.30pm approx.) – Fans can let Owen Bradley and Shane Nicholson know what they thought of Derby’s performance in RamsTV’s LIVE and interactive show on Facebook following the full-time whistle.
Match Highlights: Norwich City (12pm) – RamsTV’s extended match highlights package will feature all the goals, incidents and key moments from the day before.
Matchday Relived: Norwich City (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.
Norwich City Review Show (6pm) – Former Rams defenders Roger Davies and Shane Nicholson will join RamsTV’s Owen Bradley as they pick apart all the key talking points from the game with Norwich.
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 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 Pride Park Stadium.