Derby County return to Sky Bet Championship action following the two-week international break with a trip to Ashton Gate to take on Bristol City on Saturday afternoon (3pm
Derby have had two weeks to reflect on a disappointing start to the 2020/21 campaign and will be looking to put that behind them in a busy schedule of matches over the course of the next month and a half until the end of the calendar year.
Following the departure of Phillip Cocu last week, Derby's coaching staff of Liam Rosenior, Shay Given, Wayne Rooney and Justin Walker will lead the Rams at Ashton Gate.
dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need to know ahead of the encounter with the Robins.
RAMSTV STREAMING INFORMATION…
Supporters can watch all the action unfold on Saturday afternoon live, from the comfort of their own home, on RamsTV.
The game will be available to watch LIVE in the United Kingdom, and internationally, 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.
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS 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.
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.
Here’s all the details you need to know about RamsTV streaming ahead of the game:
I Am A Season Ticket Holder – Why Can’t I Watch The Game On RamsTV?
As stated above, the EFL have confirmed that for the 2020/21 season 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.
How To Buy Pay Per View Access - I Have A Website Account
Supporters that have watched live match coverage on RamsTV previously and wish to buy pay-per-view access need to login to their account on dcfc.co.uk to purchase the Bristol City fixture, which is available in both the United Kingdom and Overseas.
Please click here if you have forgotten your password.
How To Buy Pay Per View Access - 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. Once an account is created, you will be able to purchase pay-per-view access for the Bristol City match, which is available in both the United Kingdom and Overseas, on 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 can watch this match as a normal by logging into their account registered with dcfc.co.uk.
Is There Anything I Need To Ensure I Do Ahead Of Watching The Game?
Supporters watching on RamsTV are advised to ensure their current details are registered with dcfc.co.uk.
Content will be available from earlier in the day before the RamsTV Matchday Live show begins at 2:30pm, to provide fans with comprehensive and unrivalled coverage.
In addition, please ensure the following:
* You know your Derby County 8-digit Fan ID
* Your account details with dcfc.co.uk are up to date
* You know your email address registered with dcfc.co.uk
* You know your account password registered with dcfc.co.uk
* You have redeemed your RamsTV voucher code
* You are logged into your account well in advance of kick-off to avoid potential matchday streaming issues
You are logged in as early as possible so support queries can be
resolved in good time before kick-off. Last minute queries may result in
missing the start of the match
What Can I Expect From The RamsTV Matchday Live Show?
The RamsTV Matchday Live show, amongst other things, includes 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
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.
Audio commentary subscriptions can be purchased by clicking here.
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…
For any queries relating to login and account creation on dcfc.co.uk, please email [email protected]
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 ahead of the game.
The Warm-Up will begin on Derby County’s Facebook page on Saturday afternoon 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.
Derby’s squad has no fresh injury concerns as they return to Championship action at Ashton Gate.
Winger Jordon Ibe is back in training after recovering from illness, while Krystian Bielik has shown no ill effects from his first game in ten months – following a serious knee injury – prior to the international break.
Kamil Jozwiak, David Marshall, Jason Knight, Tom Lawrence, Lee Buchanan, Louie Sibley and Morgan Whittaker have all been away on international duty but have all reported back ahead of the weekend’s game.
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of Saturday's game, Derby's Specialist First Team Coach, Liam Rosenior, said: "We know we have got really, really good
players in the building so it is up to me, Wayne, Justin and Shay to
find the right combination and use the ingredients in the right way and
create a successful team in the short term. That’s all the focus is on
Also chatting to RamsTV ahead of this weekend's game, Player-Coach Wayne Rooney said: “We all know that we haven’t started the season well, we are all responsible for that, but sometimes a change can give everyone a lift.
“It can give
the players a lift, the staff around the building a lift and it is on
us now to try and make sure we give the fans a lift. We are doing
everything we can, doing everything in our power to do that. “
More pre-match comments from Rosenior, Rooney and defender Curtis Davies can be found across dcfc.co.uk and also on RamsTV.
EFL SUBSTITUTES RULE…
Following consultation with clubs, the EFL Board has agreed to increase the permitted number of substitutes to five in all Sky Bet EFL fixtures taking place from 12 noon on Friday 20th November for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
Regulation 33.4 has been amended to permit:
* Championship Clubs to name up to nine substitutes in their matchday squad, with five permitted to take to the pitch in any fixture.
* League One and League Two Clubs can name up to seven substitutes in their match day squad, again with five permitted to take to the pitch.
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…
Keith Stroud will take charge of Saturday afternoon's game against the Robins at Ashton Gate.
Stroud has taken charge of nine matches in the 2020/21 campaign to date, producing a total of 19 yellow cards and one red.
His last game involving
Derby was the 2-1 loss at Queens Park Rangers in February 2020, while
he also oversaw the Rams' 1-0 home win over Wigan Athletic in October
2019 as Graeme Shinnie scored a last-minute winner.
Stroud will be assisted by Sam Lewis and Ian Cooper on the lines, whilst Joshua Smith has been appointed as the fourth official.
The EFL, alongside all 72 of its member clubs, has launched a campaign aimed at discouraging the illegal streaming of fixtures, warning that doing so will take vital revenue away from clubs.
The outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent behind-closed-doors matches mean that income generated by streaming matches is more important than ever and remains one of the only income streams available at this challenging time.
Illegal streaming, therefore, is having a greater impact on clubs whilst supporters are unable to attend matches. The EFL and its clubs could potentially lose around a third of income from illegal streaming this season, a figure which is potentially much higher when factoring in every illegal stream.
Statistics show that over half of sports fans consume sports content from pirate services at least once a month. Over 7,000 illegal EFL streams have been detected so far this season, with an average of 170 people viewing each stream, totalling almost 1.2million people. Supporters in the UK accessing streams via a VPN are also accessing the stream illegally.
Failure to comply with the terms set out when subscribing to live streams for the EFL is a serious breach and allows the ability to terminate the subscription. The EFL, and clubs streaming through their own services, have very similar rights in their terms and conditions.
The EFL and its clubs take piracy incredibly seriously, working with a specialist security agency to proactively seek out illegal streams on all formats and taking action against businesses and individuals.Supporters are therefore encouraged to report any illegal streams, or pubs that may be showing EFL content unlawfully, by emailing [email protected]. All emails will be treated confidentially.
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 in 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'.