Derby County will vie for a place in the FA Cup Fourth Round on Wednesday night when they take on Southampton in the Third Round Replay, kick-off: 7:45pm.
For the second time this month, Frank Lampard’s side will take on the Premier League outfit following the 2-2 draw at Pride Park Stadium. The winners on Wednesday will move on to face Accrington Stanley in the next round.
Here, dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need ahead of the clash with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
Lampard said that Harry Wilson will be in contention for a place in the team against Southampton. Derby’s joint-leading goal scorer came off in the Rams’ draw against Middlesbrough with a muscle issue.
There are no new injury concerns, while Curtis Davies, Craig Forsyth, Mason Bennett and Marcus Olsson remain out of action.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY…
Speaking to RamsTV, Lampard said: “Going to a Premier League stadium, there are going to be lots of challenges for us but ones we should be up for.
“You have to believe when you go to those places, if not you are half beaten before you start. So, the no fear factor is us going and believing in what we are doing, believing individually and collectively.
“We have talent and we have desire to win the game. We have shown we can match anybody. I want to get through to the Fourth Round, it is as simple as that.”
THE LAST MEETING…
Derby County 2-2 Southampton
Saturday January 5th, 2019
Earlier this month, the Rams fought back from going 2-0 behind through goals from Jack Marriott and Tom Lawrence.
Nathan Redmond put the visitors ahead and extended their lead with goals early on in each half.
The Rams struck back with two goals in three minutes. First, Marriott volleyed into the bottom corner from Lawrence’s chipped pass. The Welsh winger then turned from provider to scorer when he rifled it the equaliser from the edge of the box.
Marriott came close to finding the winner but fired just over the cross-bar from 10 yards out with the final kick of the game.
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Anthony Taylor will be the man in the middle for the FA Cup Third Round Replay. He has taken charge of a total 29 fixtures so far this season producing 100 yellow cards and one straight red.
Taylor will be assisted by Adam Nunn and Neil Davies on the lines, whilst Graham Scott has been appointed as the fourth official.
The fixture has been selected to use VAR and is the second time this season in which it has been used in a match involving the Rams.