Derby County will turn their focus back to the Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday evening when they welcome Northampton Town to Pride Park Stadium in a Fourth Round replay (7:45pm kick-off).
The Rams and the Cobblers played out a 0-0 draw at the PTS Academy Stadium last month in the original Fourth Round tie to set up Derby's first FA Cup replay on home turf in over ten years.
The winners will host Premier League giants Manchester United on home turf in the Fifth Round in March and should the game be level after 90 minutes, extra-time and, if required, penalties will decide the final outcome.
Here, dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need ahead of the clash with the Cobblers.
Manager Phillip Cocu could shuffle his pack for the FA Cup replay under the floodlights, having used cup fixtures so far this season as a chance to utilise his squad.
The likes of Jack Marriott, Graeme Shinnie, Scott Malone, Kelle Roos, Curtis Davies Jason Knight, Louie Sibley and Morgan Whittaker could come into the side.
Shinnie has been on the bench for Derby's last three matches after two
months out with a hamstring injury and after coming on in the 4-0 victory against Stoke City on Friday, he is also pushing for a start.
Defender Max Lowe will serve the second game of his three-match ban following his sending off in the 3-2 loss at Luton Town last Tuesday.
Craig Forsyth replaced Lowe for victory over Stoke City and Cocu must decide whether to keep the Scotsman at left-back or recall Malone.
Tom Huddlestone has missed the Rams' last three matches with a calf issue and will once again miss out, but he is edging closer to making his comeback.
Bielik (knee) and George Evans
(calf) remain sidelined, although Evans is making good progress in his
rehabilitation work after being out of action for just over a month.
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of Tuesday night's FA Cup replay, Specialist First Team Coach Liam Rosenior said: “We approach this game in exactly the same way as we would for any other game.
“You can see from Northampton’s league form that they are flying in League 2 and they showed in the first game why they are such a good side.
“They play a real direct style of football which they are proud of, and we are going to have to stand up to that and match their intensity and spirit and hope our style of football can overcome theirs.
“We are at home at Pride Park and we want to make sure our style of football dominates theirs. We have made sure that we are preparing like we would any league game because Northampton have a lot of threats in their side.”
More pre-match thoughts from Rosenior ahead of Tuesday's clash with the Cobblers can be found across dcfc.co.uk and RamsTV.
HOW TO SECURE YOUR SEAT…
Tickets are still available for Tuesday night's game at Pride Park Stadium and purchases can be made right up until kick-off.
As the game is a cup tie, there will be no matchday ticket price increase and supporters will be able to buy tickets from 10am on Tuesday all the way up until the match getting underway.
Match Ticket prices are as follows:
* FREE Child (Age 2-12) ^
* £5 Youth (Age 13-17) ^
* £10 Young Adult (Age 18-21)
* £15 Adult (Age 22-64)
* £10 Senior (Age 65+)
^ Supporters aged 13 and below must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or above.
Tickets can be purchased without a booking fee from the Derby County Ticket Office, presented by SeatGeek, but are subject to £1 per ticket booking fee if purchased online or via phone 0871 472 1884 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge); and an additional £1 per transaction delivery fee is applicable for tickets posted. Buy your match tickets here.
Season Ticket Holders Seats
Season Ticket Holders’ seats are NOT reserved for this match.
Due to Northampton Town’s request for a larger allocation of tickets in accordance with away allocation regulations for FA Cup fixtures, seats numbered 373 or higher in the upper tier and seats numbered 377 or higher in the lower tier of the Atlas Building And Civil Engineering East Stand will not be available to purchase for home supporters.
However, the Cameron Homes North Stand, Toyota West Stand, Gordon Guthrie South West Stand, Morley Hayes South Stand and all remaining seats in the Atlas Building And Civil Engineering East Stand will all be open as normal.
Revised Ticket Office Opening Times For FA Cup Ticket Sales
The Derby County Ticket Office, presented by SeatGeek, has revised its opening hours in order to give supporters the best possible opportunity to purchase tickets for the clash with Northampton.
The revised times are as follows:
Monday - Sunday (10am to 4pm)
Car Parking spaces are available at a fee of £5 per car, which will be available by paying on the day only. Car Park passes cannot be purchased in advance and are only available to Season Ticket Car Park Seasonal pass holders, who must show their Seasonal pass when entering the car park.
Disabled supporters that require a Personal Assistant wishing to buy tickets can purchase either by visiting the Derby County Ticket Office, presented by SeatGeek, or by calling the dedicated Disabled Ticket Line on 01332 667528.
Supporters requiring any further information can contact the Derby County Ticket Office, presented by SeatGeek, by calling 0871 472 1884 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge), by visiting the Ticket Office at Pride Park Stadium in person or by speaking to a member of the team on Twitter at @dcfctickets.
Alternatively, visit dcfc.co.uk/page/home-and-away-tickets
Match Tickets are subject to availability. Terms & Conditions apply.
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
David Webb will be the man in the middle for the Rams' cup clash with the Cobblers.
match will be Webb's third Derby fixture of the season after he took charge of the 3-0 defeat at Brentford back in August and the 1-1 draw at home to Queens Park Rangers in November.
He has overseen 23 matches so far this season, in all competitions, producing 61 yellows and no reds
Webb will be assisted by Richard Wild and Mark Dwyer on the lines, whilst Matthew Donohue has been appointed as the fourth official.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION…
Due to Emirates FA Cup broadcasting regulations RamsTV will not be able
to broadcast a live video stream the game, although a live audio feed
with commentary of the game will be available to all RamsTV subscribers.
RamsTV will be LIVE on Facebook from 5pm on Tuesday evening with ‘The Warm Up’ as Owen Bradley is joined by guests to help preview the game.
Owen and his quests will also be LIVE on Facebook again after the game with ‘Added Time’ to bring you all the reaction from the clash with the Cobblers, including interviews from manager Phillip Cocu and his squad.
Fans can catch up with all the action from midday on Wednesday when full highlights of the match will be available on dcfc.co.uk and Derby County’s official YouTube Channel. UK-based subscribers will also be able to watch a full match recording.
Derby County and fellow EFL clubs
are united in tackling discrimination and prejudiced behaviour in all
its forms and are reminding supporters that no forms of abuse will be
Everyone attending or taking part in a football match has the right to feel safe, valued and included and supporters are therefore being reminded of the positive steps that can be taken on matchdays.
Work is continuing with the Premier League and the Football Association to improve processes and procedures in place to address discrimination in stadiums, with commitments made to review how clubs sanction and educate offenders, tackle under-representation across all levels of the game and improve training provisions for stewards to ensure they are best equipped to recognise and respond to issues as they arise.
However, there is no room for complacency and the EFL and its clubs are reinforcing the collective approach to be taken under the header ‘Not today or any day’, if anyone experiences, or is subject to, discriminatory behaviour.
The EFL recommends the following methods:
1. Report it to a steward or Police Officer. Reporting incidents early helps Clubs to take immediate action.
2. Confidentially report it via the Kick It Out App, available on iPhone and Android
3. Report it to Kick it Out on Social media (@KickItOut), phone (0800 169 9414) or email ([email protected])
4. Via the Kick It Out website form at kickitout.org/forms/online-reporting-form.
In addition, clubs, players, managers and officials were also reminded of a matchday protocol introduced to domestic football ahead of the 2019/20 season, alongside The Football Association and the Premier League, in an attempt to ensure the matchday environment provides a positive experience for all.
The protocol is designed to ensure that incidents of abuse are effectively addressed, perpetrators are identified and dealt with, while at the same time make sure that the match is not unduly interrupted with a step by step guide mapped out to support participants take the right course of action in such a scenario.
Further details regarding the matchday protocol are available here: efl.com/news/2019/october/matchday-protocol---abusive-behaviour.