Derby County will be back in action at Pride Park Stadium for the first time in the 2019/20 campaign when they host Swansea City on Saturday, kick-off: 3pm.
Phillip Cocu’s side will be looking to build on their winning start against Huddersfield Town on Monday night and here, dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need ahead of the clash with Steve Cooper’s side.
New signing Krystian Bielik won’t be in action at Pride Park as he continues to build fitness.
Duane Holmes, who was injured on international duty during the summer, has started training with the rest of the team but this weekend’s game will come too soon.
Craig Forsyth, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last November, continues is edging towards a return and is expected to feature in an Under-23s game in the coming weeks.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY…
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of his first competitive fixture at Pride Park, Cocu said: “First home game and we will do everything we can to make it a good game and get a good result to continue.
“We hopefully will have a lot of our fans at the stadium to support our team and give something extra.”
He added of Swansea: “They are a good team. They won also in their first game. They have quality and like to also have the ball.
“Like Huddersfield, they try to build up, they like to have possession and going forward with possession. Maybe a bit similar to Huddersfield.”
HOW TO SECURE YOUR SEAT…
There is still time to secure your seat at Pride Park!
Pay on the day ticket prices have been confirmed and are available from the following prices*:
18-21-year-olds – £21
65+ - £20
13-17-year-olds - £16
2-12-year-olds – £11
** Prices based on category D&E seating
*£1 per ticket booking fee is charged for tickets purchased online or over the telephone. £1 per transaction postage charge applies for all posted tickets.
IMPORTANT TRAFFIC INFORMATION…
Derby supporters are advised to be mindful of the ongoing A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme works when attending the game.
For more information on the diversions CLICK HERE.
WHAT’S TO COME IN THE RAM…
In the first edition of the new season, The Ram sat down with new signing Krystian Bielik ahead of the first game at Pride Park Stadium against Swansea City.
We take a deeper look into the opposition with an extensive guide on Swansea City and Max Lowe answers Random Questions.
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…
Swansea City 1-1 Derby County
Wednesday 1st May 2019
The Rams were in control in the opening half as they looked to all-but seal their place in the Sky Bet Championship top-six ahead of their final game of the campaign.
Richard Keogh powered in a header from a Derby corner to put the visitors ahead, but the Swans came out fighting in the second-half and Wayne Routledge levelled from a rebound.
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Jarred Gillett has been appointed as the referee for the Rams vs. the Swans who this season became the first foreign referee in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Australian recently moved to England to study and was regarded as one Australia’s most successful referees, claiming the A-League’s Referee of the Year on five occasions.
Gillett will be assisted by Mark Dwyer and Geoffrey Russell on the lines, whilst Darren England has been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION…
Not able to make it to Pride Park? RamsTV has you covered with Live Stream coverage for fans outside the UK and Ireland and Live Audio for domestic viewers.
RamsTV’s Matchday Live will begin from 2:30pm with Owen Bradley and former Ram Shane Nicholson building up to kick-off with full team news, exclusive interviews, features, stats, match clips, analysis and lively discussion.
There’ll then been HD multi-camera coverage, with instant replays and full match commentary from Owen and Shane for all the action at Pride Park.
Fans based outside of the UK and Ireland will be able to stream the game as part of their RamsTV subscription or for the one-off pay-per-view price of £5, whilst a live audio stream of the game will be available for fans based inside the UK and Ireland.
Full streaming options can be found here.