Derby County return to Pride Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon to face Birmingham City, kick off: 3pm.
Phillip Cocu’s side are in search of their first victory at home and will hope that comes against the Blues. Here, dcfc.co.uk has gathered everything you need to know ahead of the clash with Pep Clotet’s side.
Jayden Bogle has returned to training with the squad this week as he looks to return from an ankle injury that has kept him out since early August.
Craig Forsyth will likely appear for the Under-23s on Sunday while Andre Wisdom appeared for 60 minutes in Darren Wassall’s side on Thursday evening as they both continue to work towards a return to the first-team.
George Evans, Richard Keogh and Ikechi Anya will not be available for the fixture.
WHAT THE BOSS HAD TO SAY…
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of the game, Cocu said: “We want to get a win at home for our fans who come and support us for every game.
“It is as important for our supporters as it is for the team to win at home.
“We have had some good games so far this season, but we just haven’t been able to get the result we want.
“All our eyes and focus are on the result that we deserve and need in this home game.”
HOW TO SECURE YOUR SEAT…
There is still time to secure your seat at Pride Park with the clash with the Blues!
There will be no price increase on the day of the game and tickets can be purchased at the following prices:
Adult (22-64): £33
Young Adult (18-21): £24
Senior Citizens (65+): £22
Youth (13-17): £18
Child (2-12): £11
*Prices based on category D & E
A £1 per ticket booking fee applies when purchasing by either telephone or online.
For matchday ticket enquiries and purchases, please visit the Ticket Office at Pride Park Stadium or call 0871 472 1884 (option 1).
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION…
Supporters are advised to be mindful of the ongoing A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme works when attending the match this weekend.
There is an alternative footpath for pedestrians due to the closure of the footpath on Wyvern Way. For details on the alternative routes, CLICK HERE.
For drivers, the new slip road from the A52 Westbound, towards Derby City Centre, has reopened and the two roundabouts on Wyvern Way are open and operating with single lanes of traffic.
The westbound on-slip road remains closed from the Wyvern towards Derby City Centre.Vehicles travelling from Wyvern/Pride Park will be diverted along Derwent Parade to Pride Parkway (A6), continuing along Station Approach to Cock Pitt, turning right at the traffic lights to Holmes Bridge (A601) around Darwin Place to Eastgate and Pentagon Island.
For more information, please visit derby.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-pavements/a52-wyvern-transport-improvements/match_day_travel.
WHAT’S TO COME IN THE RAM…
The Ram sat down with striker Chris Martin in the fifth edition of the matchday programme.
Spanning six pages, we spoke the forward to reflect on a memorable comeback after a difficult couple of seasons.
We also have an update from the academy, George Evans answers random questions and all the latest news from around Pride Park Stadium and it retails at £3 around the stadium.
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Simon Hooper will be the man in the middle at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon. He was the referee in the Rams’ last meeting with the Blues at St. Andrews.
Hooper will be assisted by Dan Cook and Darren Cann on the lines, whilst Peter Wright has been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION…
RamsTV’s Matchday Live will begin from 2.30pm BST with Owen Bradley and former Rams defender 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.