Derby County return to Pride Park Stadium for the third time in eight days when they take on Stoke City on Wednesday evening, kick-off: 7.45pm.
Frank Lampard’s side will be hoping to continue to build momentum into the final international break of the season and here, dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need ahead of the clash with Nathan Jones’ side.
Mason Bennett has been ruled out after leaving the game against Sheffield Wednesday early. The 22-year-old will miss two to three weeks with a groin strain.
Tom Lawrence will be available for selection after being sidelined since the Ipswich Town game in February with a foot injury, whilst Mason Mount and Craig Bryson will have to wait until after the international break to make their return from injury.
Long-term absentees Curtis Davies, Craig Forsyth, Andy King and Marcus Olsson remain out of action.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY…
Manager Frank Lampard said: “A win and a draw from our last two games isn't too bad but we were disappointed not to beat Sheffield Wednesday with the way we finished the game on Saturday, but that happens.
"We want to continue that, particularly going into the international break. You want to take a nice feeling and a nice momentum into it and we have an opportunity to do that, albeit against a very strong team who were probably a lot of people’s favourites to win the Championship going into this season with the personnel.
"We can’t look away from that. It is going to be a tough match and one we have to be ready for.”
HOW TO SECURE YOUR SEAT…
There is still chance to secure your seat to catch all the action under the lights!
The cheapest way to see the Rams is by purchasing your tickets early, however, matchday prices have been confirmed.
Pay on the day tickets are available at the following prices*:
* Prices are based on Category D & E seating.
WHAT’S TO COME IN THE RAM…
The Ram sat down with an exclusive interview with Florian Jozefzoon ahead of the clash at Pride Park Stadium.
Spanning six pages, we spoke to the winger about his early years in Amsterdam South East and his journey to Derby County.
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…
Stoke City 2-1 Derby County
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Derby County fell to Stoke City in the reverse fixture at the bet365 Stadium earlier this season.
Sam Clucas opened the scoring for the Potters on 24 minutes, before Oghenekaro Etebo was shown a straight red card for a dangerous boot into Richard Keogh’s shin.
Harry Wilson drew the Rams level just after half-time when he rifled a free-kick in the bottom corner, but former Ram Tom Ince slotted home from Clucas’ square ball to secure the points for Stoke.
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Oliver Langford will be the man in the middle at Pride Park Stadium on Wednesday evening. He has officiated 27 matches this season producing 83 yellow card and four straight red cards.
Langford has refereed three fixtures involving the Rams this season, a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United, 4-0 Carabao Cup win over Hull City and the 2-2 draw with Southampton in the FA Cup at Pride Park Stadium.
He will be assisted by Adam Crysell and Michael George on the lines, whilst Scott Oldham has been appointed as the fourth official.
Following the recent incident which saw a supporter enter the field of play and attack a player during Birmingham City’s home game against Aston Villa at the weekend, Rams fans are reminded to respect the ground regulations and consider the potential wider consequences of such action to themselves and Derby County.
The safety of players, managers, fans and match officials is of paramount importance and supporters who encroach on the pitch risk facing banning orders as well as a criminal conviction, while the club could also face a fine as a result.
We therefore ask that you support us in this way and remain in the stands at all times.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION…
RamsTV is set to broadcast Wednesday night’s Sky Bet Championship clash between Derby County and Stoke City LIVE in the UK and across the globe.
Streamed in HD and featuring a multi-camera mix with instant replays, full match commentary, as well as pre-match, full time and half time analysis - RamsTV’s Matchday Live show will present fans who can’t make it to Pride Park Stadium with the very best coverage of the Rams’ clash against the Potters.
Fans based in the UK & Ireland will be able to stream the game LIVE on dcfc.co.uk, and through the official DCFC App, for the one-off payment of just £10 - which is a price set by the EFL. Streaming options can be found here.
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.