Derby County will look to begin 2019 the way they ended 2018 and use the momentum of an emphatic and action-packed 4-3 victory over Norwich City when they face Middlesbrough at Pride Park Stadium on New Year’s Day, kick-off: 3pm.
Frank Lampard’s side will return home, where they have been unbeaten in their last three home games, on January 1st and here, dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need ahead of the meeting with Tony Pulis’ side.
There are no injury concerns for Lampard’s side ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s fixture.
Scott Malone and Tom Lawrence are still working to recover from injuries they recently picked up whilst Curtis Davies, Craig Forsyth, Mason Bennett, Marcus Olsson and Joe Ledley remain out of action.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY…
Speaking to RamsTV following the victory at Norwich, Lampard said: “Hopefully this result, whether you were here or at home and felt what the lads put into it, the lads are going to give everything against Middlesbrough.
“It’s a tough game. It might go against us, we might have difficult times in the game where we suffer, but that’s where we need the supporters even more because it makes a huge difference.
“We are all in this together at this club and it can help. We are thankful for the great support we got and let’s try and generate that a little bit at home and that can really help.”
HOW TO SECURE YOUR SEAT…
Not secured your ticket yet ahead of Tuesday’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 a game, so pre-purchasing prior to matchdays is recommended.
Matchday Tickets are available for Derby County supporters from 10am on Tuesday at the following prices:
Senior Citizens (65+): £22.50
* Please note that the above pricing is based on Category D & E seating.
WHAT’S TO COME IN THE RAM…
The Ram sat down for an exclusive interview with Richard Keogh ahead of the clash under the lights at Pride Park Stadium.
Spanning six pages, we spoke to the defender to look back over more than six years at Derby County and discussed the current season and how he is enjoying helping the younger players.
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…
Middlesbrough 1-1 Derby County
Saturday 27th October 2018
Lampard has said that the performance his side gave, especially in the opening 30minutes, in the reverse fixture at the Riverside Stadium was the best he has seen from the players.
The Rams had more than 80 percent possession in the first half as they dominated Boro and deservedly went ahead when George Friend bundled into his own net under pressure from Martyn Waghorn.
Harry Wilson also hit the post as he curled a strike towards goal. Middlesbrough got an equaliser later on through an own goal by Jayden Bogle.
Middlesbrough: Randolph, Ayala, Flint, Fry, McNair (Braithwaite, 51), Clayton, Besic (Saville, 55), Friend, Downing, Howson, Assombalonga (Gestede, 55)
Unused Subs: Batth, Hugill, McQueen, Lonergan
Derby County: Carson, Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone, Wilson, Huddlestone, Mount (Johnson, 62), Waghorn, Marriott (Nugent, 67), Lawrence
Unused Subs: Forsyth, Jozefzoon, Roos, Holmes, Davies
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Robert Jones will be the man in the middle at Pride Par when Derby host Boro. In 17 Sky Bet Championship fixtures, he has shown 62 yellow cards and one straight red.
He has taken charge of two matches involving the Rams so far this season. The first came in the Rams’ season opener against Reading when Tom Lawrence bagged an injury time winner. The second was the midweek thrashing of West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthornes where Derby won 4-1.
Jones will be assisted by Adam Matthews and Paul Hodskinson on the lines, whilst Graham Sailsbury has been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION…
UK-based Derby County fans who cannot make it to Pride Park Stadium for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Middlesbrough on New Year’s Day can watch the BEST live coverage of the game by hitting the ‘black and white button’ and logging on to RamsTV.
With the game falling outside of the traditional 3pm kick-off time on a Saturday afternoon, Derby supporters based in the UK will once again be able to watch the game LIVE right here on dcfc.co.uk or through the official Derby County app.
RamsTV’s unrivalled coverage of the game will begin at 2:30pm on New Year’s Day ahead of the 3pm kick-off.
The full Matchday Live stream includes:
* The full match streamed LIVE and in HD
* A 10-camera mix covering all the action from Pride Park Stadium
* Instant and multi-angle replays
* Full match commentary with expert analysis
* In-game graphics including clock, score bar, confirmation of goalscorers, bookings etc.
* Post-match reaction from Derby County manager Frank Lampard
* A full 30-minute pre-match show with interviews and lively studio discussion
* Expert half-time and post-match analysis
The game with Middlesbrough will be available to stream in the UK through both dcfc.co.uk and the club’s official app for the one-off pay-per-view charge of £10, which is a price set by the EFL.
You can purchase your access now by simply following this link: dcfc.co.uk/page/ramstv-live-streaming.