Back at Pride Park Stadium for the second time in four days, Derby County will be looking to arrest a three-game run without a win when they take on Cardiff City.
The Rams head into the re-arranged fixture knowing a point will take them back into the play-off positions (kick-off: 7:45pm) and dcfc.co.uk has collated all the information you need ahead of the visit of Neil Warnock’s men…
WHAT’S THE LATEST TEAM NEWS
Gary Rowett will have a similar squad to call upon when Derby County take on Cardiff City on Tuesday night.
The Rams will only certainly be without Ikechi Anya and Sam Winnall, who will not feature again this season.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY?
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of Tuesday's game, Gary Rowett said: “There was a lot more endeavour and desire [against Middlesbrough] and I think the crowd appreciated that, they got behind us which was fantastic and the atmosphere was excellent.
“If you look at some of our performances, we have played poorer than we did on Saturday and won the game.
“It’s about how you play your own game when you’re under pressure, and that’s what everybody is facing, whether that’s Cardiff or us.
“It’s important that we produce a very good performance and appreciate the magnitude of the game.
“If the atmosphere is anything like Saturday, it’s going to be a great game. We have a great opportunity and we have to seize the opportunity and perform.”
ONE TO WATCH
He was one of Neil Warnock’s first signings, but Junior Hoilett has arguably been his best as Cardiff City continue to close in on automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Dominic Booth, a sports writer at Wales Online, told us that the 27-year-old is the ‘overwhelming favourite’ to be named as the Bluebirds’ Player of the Year.
A constant menace down the left wing, he has hit double figures in terms of goals this term and heads to Pride Park as Cardiff’s top scorer.
Hoilett originally came through the academy at Blackburn Rovers. After gaining experience on loan at SC Paderborn and FC St. Pauli, Hoilett went on to score twelve Premier League goals from eighty-one league appearances for Rovers.
Following Blackburn's relegation to the Championship, the Canadian international returned to the top flight with QPR. He would pull on the Hoops' shirt one hundred and twelve times in the league, netting on twelve occasions for the Loftus Road side.
HOW DO I SECURE MY SEAT
There will be no price increase on Tuesday – meaning there is still time for supporters to purchase their ticket for Derby County’s top-six clash with Cardiff City for just £10!
The offer applies across all areas of the stadium – as was the case with the original fixture – and the club are urging supporters to pack out Pride Park Stadium.
A £1 per ticket booking fee applies when purchasing by either telephone or online.
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
Fan favourite David Nugent is our cover star and headline interview for the Cardiff City instalment of our award-winning matchday programme The Ram!
Spanning seven pages, the experienced forward sat down for an in-depth interview looking back at his career as he bounced back from being let go by Liverpool to become an England international. The 32-year-old also reveals why he doesn’t wear moulded boots, firing Leicester City to promotion and his time at Derby County so far.
Jam-packed, as ever, with that and more exclusive features and content, supporters can purchase a copy of our 84-page 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 Cardiff edition of The Ram
OUR LAST MEETING WITH THE BLUEBIRDS?
CARDIFF CITY 0-0 DERBY COUNTY
Saturday 30th September 2017
Derby County produced an encouraging performance to hold Sky Bet Championship leaders Cardiff City to a 0-0 draw at the Welsh Capital back in September.
Gary Rowett’s side went closest to a winner when Craig Forsyth’s cross from deep crashed against the post, whilst Neil Etheridge denied David Nugent twice in added time.
In the end, both sides were made to settle as Derby kept their first Championship clean sheet on the road since January.
Cardiff City: Etheridge; Peltier, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bennett; Bamba, Damour (Tomlin 69), Ralls; Hoilett (Feeney 82), Zohore, Mendez-Laing
Substitutes not used: Murphy, Ward, Halford, Connolly, Bogle
Derby County: Carson; Wisdom, Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Huddlestone, Ledley; Russell (Nugent 75), Johnson, Lawrence; Winnall (Martin 46)
Substitutes not used: Mitchell, Baird, Pearce, Weimann, Vydra
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE?
Andrew Madley will be the man in the middle when Derby County return to Pride Park Stadium this weekend to take on fellow top-six rivals Cardiff City.
Madley has officiated 40 games so far this term, the majority coming in the Sky Bet Championship. from which he has produced 128 yellow and just one red card.
This match will be the third involving the Rams that he taken charge of. He was notably appointed for the 2-0 East Midlands derby win over Nottingham Forest back in October.
In total, this weekend’s referee has officiated 13 matches involving Derby in his years as a referee, in which the Rams have claimed six wins.
Madley will be assisted by Neil Davies and Robert Merchant on the lines, whilst Michael Salisbury has been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Tuesday night will see RamsTV’s Owen Bradley and regular studio guest Michael Johnson joined by former Cardiff striker Nathan Blake LIVE at Pride Park from 7pm.
The trio will take an in-depth look at both sides before kick-off (7.45pm) with clips, stats and a look back at previous meetings between the two sides.
As this fixture has been selected for live TV coverage and due to international broadcasting rights, RamsTV will only be able to broadcast the match live in select countries, although a live audio stream of the game will also be available. Please click here for more information.
Here’s a full rundown of what’s coming up on RamsTV:
- Pre-Match Interviews – RamsTV talks to Gary Rowett and midfielder Bradley Johnson take a break from training to chat about Tuesday night’s match.
- Pre-match Press Conference: Cardiff City – Full coverage as Rams boss Gary Rowett speaks to the local and national media ahead of the game with Cardiff.
- The Review Show – Middlesbrough (6pm) – Owen Bradley is joined by former Rams Roy McFarland and Shane Nicholson as they analyse Saturday’s defeat against Middlesbrough before looking at how Derby can bounce back against the Bluebirds on Tuesday night.
- Matchday Live: Derby County Vs Cardiff City (7pm) – Owen Bradley will be LIVE in the RamsTV studio with former Ram Michael Johnson and former Bluebird Nathan Blake as they provide a view from both sides ahead of kick-off (7.45pm).
- Due to international broadcasting rights, RamsTV will be streaming the game live only in select countries, click here for more information, RamsTV subscribers will be able to listen to audio coverage of the game and also watch extended highlights and a replay of the full 90 minutes the following day.
- Post-Match Extra: Cardiff City (10.15pm approx.) – Head over to Derby County’s Facebook page to share your thoughts on the result with Owen Bradley and Shane Nicholson in RamsTV’s interactive post-match show.
- Match Highlights: Cardiff City (12pm) – RamsTV’s extended highlights from the match the evening before, featuring all the big game’s goals and key incidents.
- Matchday Relived: Cardiff City (7pm) – Watch the entirety of RamsTV’s matchday production from the evening before 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 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.