Derby County will head back out on the road for the first of two away games this week when they face Ipswich Town in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm.
Frank Lampard’s side will look to extend a five-game unbeaten run when they take on the Tractor Boys who, after just three wins this season, reside at the bottom of the table. Here, dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need ahead of the meeting with Paul Lambert’s side.
Jack Marriott and Tom Lawrence will be available for selection on Wednesday evening after recovering from their respective injuries.
Scott Carson and Mason Mount will remain out of action, both dealing with hamstring issues.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY…
Speaking to RamsTV, Lampard said: “In terms of where they are in the table, it means nothing to me in terms of thinking it might be an easy game for us because when the team is fighting, and they have less and less to lose, they will give it everything.
“We have seen so many cup games this season where teams in leagues below have beaten teams in the Premier League so nothing can be taken for granted in football.
“Ipswich are at home and have players that can hurt us so we have to be at our best.
“We have to get the right idea and right way of approaching this game and it’s about making sure that we are completely on our guard.
“We will watch Ipswich, we will give them full respect and we will go there knowing we want the three points.”
HOW TO SECURE YOUR SEAT…
Ipswich Town have confirmed that there will be no price increase on the day of the game.
Pay on the day tickets will be available from 6:30 at Turnstiles 10-11 and only cash payments will be accepted.
Tickets are available at the following prices:
Seniors (65+): £8
Under 23s (19-22): £8
Under 19s (2-18) +: £3
+ Supporters aged 12 and below must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or above
THE LAST MEETING…
Derby County 2-0 Ipswich Town
Tuesday 21st August 2019
Two second-half goals for the Rams secured all three points after back-to-back league defeats in the first month of the 2018/19 campaign.
Joe Ledley opened the scoring with a stunning 25-yard strike from a poor clearance from a Derby corner.
Moments later, Tom Lawrence doubled the lead placing his free-kick beyond the reach of Bartosz Bialkowski.
The victory was the first home win for the Rams against the Tractor Boys in 10 league meetings.
Derby County: Carson, Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Forsyth, Bryson, Evans (Ledley, 27), Mount, Bennett (Jozefzoon, 69), Nugent (Marriott, 77), Lawrence
Unused Subs: Wisdom, Waghorn, Roos, Lowe
Ipswich Town: Bialkowski, Donacien, Nsiala, Chambers, Knudsen, Chalobah, Edwards (Roberts, 75), Skuse (Downes, 55), Nolan, Ward, Harrison (Jackson, 63)
Unused Subs: Gerken, Spence, Sears, Kenlock
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Andrew Madley will be the man in the middle on Wednesday evening for the clash under the lights at Portman Road. So far this season, he has produced 59 yellow cards and one red in the 25 games he has officiated in.
He has refereed in two fixtures involving the Rams this season, both victories at Pride Park Stadium coming against Brentford and Swansea City.
Madley will be assisted by Steven Meredith and Michael George on the lines, whilst John Brooks has been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION…
Fans not making the trip to Portman Road for Derby County’s upcoming Sky Bet Championship clash against Ipswich Town can watch the very BEST coverage of the game LIVE on RamsTV.
With the fixture against the Tractor Boys falling outside of the traditional Saturday 3pm kick-off time, Derby fans based in the UK and across the globe will be able to watch the game right here on dcfc.co.uk or through the official Derby County app, starting at 7pm.
The game with Ipswich Town will be available to stream in the UK & Ireland for the one-off pay-per-view charge of £10, which is a price set by the EFL.
Fans outside of the UK will be able to stream the game as part of their RamsTV subscription or for the usual one-off pay-per-view price of £5.
You can pre-purchase access to the game now by Clicking Here.