Derby County are set to conclude their pre-season training camp in Florida with a friendly clash with Sky Bet Championship rivals Bristol City on Saturday evening (kick-off 6pm local time, 11pm UK time).
Phillip Cocu took charge of the Rams for the first time on Wednesday night as they opened their first of five pre-season fixtures with a 2-0 victory over Sarasota Metropolis, thanks to two goals from Jack Marriott. They will look to build on that performance when they take on Lee Johnson’s side at the IMG Academy Stadium.
Here, dcfc.co.uk has everything you will need to know ahead of the fixture.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY…
Cocu praised his side following victory over Sarasota and said he was “satisfied” with the performance and how the work from the training pitches translated into the game.
“I thought the work as a team was good,” he told RamsTV following the final whistle.
“I like to play offensive with the whole team, but that also means we have to defend with the whole team. I am quite satisfied with the performance.
“The games are important when we proceed in pre-season. The games will get more important but at this stage the training sessions and the work we are doing is the most important thing at the moment.”
The game against Bristol City is FREE to attend on Saturday evening.
If you are joining us in the Sunshine State to catch the Rams in action, follow directions to 5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton, Fl 34210 to arrive at the IMGA West Campus Gate.
FREE parking is situated next to the IMG Academy Fieldhouse. Once you pass the security gate turn right at the first stop sign and right again to find the parking.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION…
Live build-up to the game against the Robins at the IMG Academy in Florida begins on RamsTV from 10:45pm UK time with full team news, pre-match interviews and a behind the scenes look at Derby’s pre-season training camp in the United States.
RamsTV will then present live coverage of the match (kick-off 11pm UK time) with commentary from Jack Woodward and former Derby defender Shane Nicholson.
The game is available to watch for FREE in the UK and across the world right here on dcfc.co.uk or through the official Derby County App.
Fans will just need to login or register to watch the game LIVE.
Please Note: RamsTV will not be providing an audio-only package for this game.