Derby County’s attention will return to the Sky Bet Championship for their trip to Elland Road to face Leeds United on Friday night, kick-off: 7:45pm.
Frank Lampard’s side will take on the league leaders for their first away fixture of 2019 looking to extend a three-game unbeaten run and here, dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need ahead of the clash with Marcelo Biesla’s side.
Frank Lampard told RamsTV that Harry Wilson will be a doubt for the trip to Elland Road. After scoring his 10th goal of the season, Wilson came off shortly after half-time against Middlesbrough after picking up a knock and was out of action in the FA Cup clash with Southampton.
Scott Malone will be back in contention after missing the last four matches with a muscle issue.
There are no new injury concerns, however Curtis Davies, Craig Forsyth, Mason Bennett, Joe Ledley and Marcus Olsson remain sidelined.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY…
Speaking to RamsTV, Lampard said: “Our team has evolved a lot [since the last meeting]. I do think we have come on, and we have worked hard to do that.
“We have changed a bit, our style of play, slightly, and our personnel, definitely, so let’s try and show that we are a different team to the one that lost 4-1 in the second game of the season.”
He added: “The hostile atmosphere is something to contend with. The players should enjoy that.
“It can be difficult going there but it should be a challenge to overcome it and use it in your favour and turn it. We are also coming up against a really good team.
“They are a top team in the league, they have a fluid way of playing and are very good on the ball, they move the ball quickly so there are lots of things for us to contend with but we shouldn’t be shy of it. We should go there with belief, confidence in ourselves and give it our best.”
HOW TO SECURE YOUR SEAT…
There will be no pay on the day option at Leeds United on Friday evening.
Derby County have been allocated 1,487 tickets for the first away trip of 2019. All tickets must be bought in advance for this fixture with tickets going off sale from the Derby County Ticket Office at 2pm on the day of the game.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Seniors (60+): £25
Under 23s (16-22): £25
Under 16s (11-15)*: £16
Under 11s (2-10)*: £8
* Supporters aged 14 and below must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or above.
THE LAST MEETING…
Saturday 11th August 2018
Derby County 1-4 Leeds United
Mateusz Klich put the visitors ahead inside five minutes with a curled effort from 20-yards.
Tom Lawrence soon found the equaliser with a strong, dipping free kick for the Rams’ first home goal of the 2018/19 season.
Goals either side of half-time from Kemar Roofe gae the Whites the lead again then extended it before an Ezgjan Alioski header concluded the scoring.
Derby County: Carson, Wisdom, Keogh, Tomori, Lowe, Bryson, Ledley (Johnson, 45), Mount (Bennett, 75), Wilson (Jozefzoon, 61), Waghorn, Lawrence
Unused Subs: Forsyth, Marriott, Pearce, Roos
Leeds United: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Berardi, Cooper, Douglas, Phillips, Hernandez, Saiz (Baker,86), Klich (Shackleton, 73), Alioski, Roofe (Bamford, 79)
Unused Subs: Roberts, Jansson, Harrison, Blackman
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Andy Davies will be the man in the middle for Friday evening’s clash under the lights at Elland Road. So far this season he has taken charge of 15 Sky Bet Championship fixtures, in which he has produced 55 yellow cards and four red cards.
He has not yet refereed a fixture involving the Rams this season.
Davies will be assisted by Daniel Leach and Paul Hodskinson on the lines, whilst Darren England had been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION…
As usual, RamsTV’s pre-match content, including pre-match interviews with Frank Lampard and Richard Keogh as well as the Preview Show are available to watch for FREE across dcfc.co.uk, the official DCFC app and via Derby County’s YouTube channel.
RamsTV will then be LIVE from 7.15pm on Friday with a full 30-minute build-up show to the game at Elland Road; featuring match clips, interviews, stats and lively discussion.
As this fixture has been selected for live international 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 be available. Please click here for more information.
Fans will also be able to see a full replay of RamsTV’s Matchday Live production from Sunday evening.