Derby County will hit the road for the first time in the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship season when they travel south to take on Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Saturday afternoon (3pm kick-off).
Cocu's side will be looking to bounce back from the 2-0 defeat at home to Reading on the opening day of the campaign last weekend and get their first points of the season on the board.
dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need to know ahead of Saturday's game at Kenilworth Road.
RAMSTV STREAMING INFORMATION…
Saturday's Championship fixture is available to watch LIVE on RamsTV from the comfort of your own home.
The match will be available to watch LIVE in the UK and around the world on RamsTV, via dcfc.co.uk or through the Official Derby County App, which is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store now.
PLEASE NOTE: Under EFL guidelines, away weekend matches are not included in the offer to Season Ticket Holders to watch live matches on RamsTV whilst access to stadiums is restricted, while overseas monthly subscribers can watch the match as normal. Otherwise, access to watch the games is via pay-per-view passes ONLY.
Streaming passes for a one-off pay-per-view are available at the following prices, which are by the EFL:
£10 - United Kingdom
£5 - Overseas
Supporters can buy their pay-per-view access to the game by clicking here.
The RamsTV Matchday Live show will start from 2:30pm on Saturday and will include the following:
* Full match streamed LIVE and in HD
* A multi-camera mix covering all the action
* Instant and multi-angle replays
* Full match commentary with expert analysis
* Match graphics
* A full 30-minute pre-match show with interviews, exclusive features, and lively studio discussion
* Expert half-time and post-match analysis
How To Buy - I Have A Website Account
Supporters that have watched live match coverage on RamsTV previously need to login to their account on dcfc.co.uk to purchase the Luton Town fixture.
Please click here if you have forgotten your password.
How To Buy – I Don’t Have A Website Account
If you are an existing supporter without a website account, you will need your 8-digit Fan ID, Name, Address, Postcode and a valid email address not already registered with an account.
Please click here to create an account with dcfc.co.uk.
I Am An Overseas Subscriber - Can I Watch The Game?
Overseas RamsTV subscribers that have purchased a monthly subscription package for the 2020/21 season will be able to watch the fixture as normal, under EFL guidelines.
I Am A Monthly Subscriber For Audio Commentary – Can I Listen To The Game?
Worldwide monthly subscribers for access to live audio commentary, provided by BBC Radio Derby, will be able to listen to the game as normal.
Got A Question?
Head over to dcfc.co.uk's FAQs relating to RamsTV live streams, by clicking here.
For any additional queries relating to login and account creation on dcfc.co.uk, please email [email protected].
RAMSTV ACCOUNT QUESTIONS…
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OTHER RAMSTV INFORMATION…
Audio commentary is available worldwide, as normal, as part of the £5 per month subscription package which can be purchased here.
Match highlights from the Sky Bet Championship fixture will be available on RamsTV from 1am on Sunday.
Full Match Replay
RamsTV subscribers based outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be able to watch the entire game from 1am on Sunday, as part of their £12.50 per month subscription which can be purchased here.
Warm-Up + Added Time
RamsTV’s regular Facebook Live shows, presented by Owen Bradley, will be shown as normal on Saturday.
The Warm-Up will begin on Derby County’s Facebook page on Saturday morning to preview the game, while Added Time will go live on Facebook shortly after the final whistle to review the match and provide post-game analysis.
Defender Mike te Wierik will serve a one-match ban after being sent off for a professional foul in Derby’s midweek Carabao Cup Second Round defeat to Preston North End.
Andre Wisdom, George Evans - who missed training on Thursday with a minor knock - and Curtis Davies are all options to feature at the heart of the Rams’ backline alongside on-loan Matt Clarke.
Nathan Byrne is available for selection again after being cup-tied in midweek and could make his first Derby start against the Hatters.
Tom Lawrence (shoulder), Duane Holmes and Martyn Waghorn (muscle) and Krystian Bielik (knee) are still out of action.
David Marshall, Max Bird, Craig Forsyth and Jack Marriott sat out Carabao Cup clash with Preston on Tuesday and are expected to return to the starting XI.
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of Saturday's game, Derby boss Phillip Cocu said: "The mood is positive in the group.
“Most of the players had a day off on Wednesday, sometimes you need a day off to get the frustration out of the system and move forward to playing against Luton on Saturday.
“It was a tough one to swallow on the Tuesday because we looked great with the ten men, after Mike te Wierik was sent off, and the effort we put in. We have to move on and another tough game against Saturday against Luton.”
More pre-match comments from Derby's manager and midfielder Max Bird can be found across dcfc.co.uk and also on RamsTV.
A temporary matchday rule was put in place for the final nine games of the 2019/20 season, following the resumption of the season after a three-month suspension, when it came to substitutes in games.
Clubs were allowed to make up to five changes over the course of 90 minutes from a possible nine players.
This has now reverted back to the traditional three substitutions being allowed for the 2020/21 campaign, with seven substitutes permitted to be named.
GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY…
Goal line technology is, once again, being used at all Sky Bet Championship matches during the 2020/21 season.
The system was introduced for the start of the 2017/18 campaign and is now entering its fourth full season in the division.
WHO’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Dean Whitestone will be the man in the middle at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.
Whitestone oversaw 30 games in total during the 2019/20 campaign, recording 86 yellow cards and three reds overall.
last Derby game was the 2-1 home win over Barnsley at the start of
January of this year, with Jack Marriott and Martyn Waghorn scoring for
the Rams as Wayne Rooney made his debut for the club.
Whitestone will be assisted by Mark Pottage and Carl Fitch-Jackson on the lines, whilst Ian Cooper has been appointed as the fourth official.
STAY AT HOME…
Derby County is continuing to urge supporters to stay away from stadiums when matches are played, with the UK Government advice remaining the same relating to playing behind-closed-doors at this time going into the 2020/21 season.
Matches are still being played behind-closed-doors with the safety of supporters, club personnel and the frontline services remaining the principle priority at this time.
Consequently, supporters will not be permitted entry to any area of the stadium and extra security measures around the immediate area including car parks will be in place when staging matches.
Supporters are also urged to maintain social distancing guidelines and avoid congregating outside stadiums or gathering
to watch matches, as part of a new campaign message: ‘When we play, please stay away’ ahead of all EFL matches.
The club and the Derbyshire Constabulary are united in one message to fans - support the Rams and 'Watch From Home'.