The match date for Derby County’s Emirates FA Cup Third Round tie at Premier League Crystal Palace has been confirmed.
Phillip Cocu’s side will take on the Eagles at Selhurst Park on Sunday 5th January 2020 (kick-off 2:01pm).
In the event of the game ending in a draw, a replay will be played at Pride Park Stadium during the week commencing 13th January.
The match, alongside a number of other Third Round ties, has been selected for a live Overseas Broadcast by the Football Association.
In addition, all Third Round fixtures will be delayed by one minute to encourage fans to ‘Take A Minute’ to think about looking after their mental health, as part of the Heads Up campaign.
The move will see all 32 ties, excluding replays, kick-off one minute later than their traditionally scheduled broadcast and non-broadcast timeslots, for example 3:01pm, 12:16pm and 7:46pm.
It is hoped that the initiative will raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health, with 60 seconds representing just the first step in the journey to improved wellbeing. During the minute delay, fans will be encouraged to consider the positive impact 60 seconds can have on their own wellbeing or in supporting a friend or family member.
Ticket information for Derby supporters will be communicated in due course across the usual club channels.