Manager Phillip Cocu has made three changes to the side which drew 1-1 against Leeds United last weekend for this afternoon’s game against Birmingham City (3pm kick-off).

Chris Martin, who scored a dramatic equaliser against Leeds last week, makes his first start for the Rams since December 2017 against Barnsley in a 3-0 win at Oakwell.

The striker replaces Jack Marriott, who drops to the bench this afternoon.

Central defender Curtis Davies comes back into the squad and makes his first league start since sustaining a serious achilles injury against Stoke City in November 2018.

Elsewhere, on-loan attacker Jamie Paterson makes his first league start for the Rams this afternoon as Matt Clarke drops to the substitutes bench.

Here are the teams in full:

Derby County: Roos, Bielik, Paterson, Waghorn, Jozefzoon, Martin, Holmes, Lowe, Davies (C), Huddlestone, Malone.

Substitutes: Hamer, Shinnie, Dowell, Marriott, Clarke, Bogle, Knight.

Birmingham City: Camp, Colin, Pedersen, Dean (C), Crowley, Roberts, Sunjic, Gardner, Maghoma, Jutkiewicz, Alvaro.

Substitutes: Stockdale, Clarke-Salter, Villalba, Bellingham, Bailey, Harding, Mrabti.