Derby County return to Pride Park Stadium for the first time following the international break and back-to-back away games to face Swansea City, kick-off 3pm.
Frank Lampard’s side will look to bounce back quickly from a defeat to Stoke City midweek and here, dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you need ahead of the clash with Graham Potter’s side.
Lampard told dcfc.co.uk that George Evans will be back in contention for the clash against the Swans having been out of action for the first team since August’s meeting with Ipswich Town. The midfielder played 69 minutes to help Darren Wassall’s Under-23s side beat Arsenal 5-0 on Monday night. But the Rams manager said he still may be short on match fitness.
Curtis Davies has seen a specialist this week after being stretchered off in the first-half against Stoke City on Wednesday night and it is believed he will be sidelined for an extended period with an Achilles injury.
He joins Mason Bennett and Craig Forsyth who are out for a sustain period with a hamstring and knee injury, respectively.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY…
Speaking to RamsTV, Lampard said: “The games in the Championship are tough and we know that.
“We are fighting to stay in contention and it’s tough but we have to focus, be confident in ourselves and we have to compete in the game.
“Swansea are a good team, even though their results recently haven’t been as great, but you can’t base anything on that in the Championship.
“They are a freshly relegated Premier League team and they have players with quality, so it will be another tough one for us.”
HOW TO SECURE YOUR SEAT…
Not secured your ticket yet ahead of Saturday’s game?
Matchday ticket prices have been confirmed ahead of Derby County’s return to Pride Park Stadium.
Ticket prices are increased on the day of the game, so pre-purchasing prior to matchdays is recommended.
Matchday ticket prices have been confirmed at the following prices*:
Senior Citizens (aged 65+): £21
2-12 Year Olds: £10.50
*Category D & E prices are listed above.
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…
The Ram sat down for an exclusive interview with Jayden Bogle ahead of the clash under the lights at Pride Park Stadium.
Spanning six pages, we spoke to the defender about his development through the academy, breaking into the first-team and the support he has received inside the dressing room.
As ever, The Ram will be jam-packed with news and features and retails at just £3 from around Pride Park Stadium.
THE LAST MEETING…
Derby County 2-1 Swansea City
Saturday March 12th, 2011
Derby County beat an inform Swansea City to give the Rams their first win at Pride Park Stadium in four months.
Swans defender Ashley Williams gave the home team the lead when his back pass caught out keeper Dorus De Vries and rolled over the goalline.
Derby doubled their lead through Steve Davies’ header from Conor Doyle’s corner before substitute Darren Pratley scored a late consolation from Angel Rangel’s cross.
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Andrew Madley will be the man in the middle for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash. Having taken charge of 13 Championship clashes so far this season, Madley has dished out 31 yellow cards and one straight red card.
He has refereed one game involving the Rams so far this season, their 3-1 victory over Brentford at Pride Park Stadium in September.
Madley will be assisted by Robert Merchant and Steven Meredith on the lines, whilst Geoff Eltringham has been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION…
A busy schedule of content has already begun, with exclusive pre-match interviews and a comprehensive Preview Show available to watch now on dcfc.co.uk and through the official DCFC app.
Saturday afternoon will see RamsTV LIVE from 2.30pm when Owen Bradley joined by studio guests Shane Nicholson and Michael Johnson.
The trio will build up to kick-off with clips, stats, exclusive interviews and of course, lively studio discussion. RamsTV’s pre-match show is FREE to watch for all, through both dcfc.co.uk, the official DCFC app and on Derby County’s official Facebook page.
Supporters based outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland will then be able to watch every kick of the game (kick-off 3pm) with commentary from Jack Woodward and Marc Edworthy. For Streaming options please click here.
Once the final whistle has been blown, RamsTV will be THE place to be get all the best post-match reaction, including exclusive interviews with Frank Lampard and his players, as well as comprehensive highlights packages.