Manager Phillip Cocu has made one enforced change from last weekend’s 2-0 home victory over Middlesbrough for this afternoon’s early kick-off against rivals Nottingham Forest (12:30pm kick-off).


Scott Malone will miss today’s game with a knee injury and he is replaced at full-back Max Lowe, who will be making his 14th appearance of the season.

Malone sustained the injury against Boro last Saturday, where Tom Lawrence’s brace secured the victory at Pride Park Stadium.

The Rams are searching for their first victory on the road since the opening day of the season at Huddersfield and Lawrence will want to build on his recent form against Derby’s near neighbours.

Elsewhere Krystian Bielik is fit to play this afternoon, despite going off during last weekend’s game as a precaution after picking up a knock.

Here are the teams in full:

Nottingham Forest: Samba, Ribeiro, Figueiredo, Worrall, Grabban, Watson (C), Cash, Ameobi, Yates, Lolley, Da Silva.

Substitutes: Muric,Carvalho, Mir, Robinson, Benito, Adomah, Johnson.

Derby County: Roos, Shinnie, Bielik, Lawrence, Marriott, Clarke, Martin, Holmes, Lowe, Davies (C), Bogle.

Substitutes: Hamer, Wisdom, Paterson, Dowell, Waghorn, Jozefzoon, Evans.