Derby County return to Pride Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon when they face Preston North End in what will be their first Boxing Day fixture on home turf for the first time since 2015.
dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need to know ahead of Derby's final home game of 2020.
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.
All 2020/21 Season Ticket Holders have access to live RamsTV streaming for all home league games whilst access to fixtures is restricted, including games shown by the EFL’s domestic broadcast partner Sky Sports, and up to seven midweek away games. Away weekend games are NOT included with this offer.
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:
How To Watch As A Season Ticket Holder - I Have Redeemed My Code
All Season Ticket Holders were sent a code to watch live home games, and up to seven midweek away fixtures, on RamsTV ahead of the 2020/21 season. Any codes used from the 2019/20 campaign will NOT work for the 2020/21 season.
If you have redeemed your code for the 2020/21 season already, you do not need to do anything else.
All you need to do on the game of the game is login to your account to watch the Preston North End fixture.
How To Watch As A Season Ticket Holder – I Haven’t Redeemed My Code
Season Ticket Holders were sent a code to watch live home games, and up to seven midweek away games, on RamsTV ahead of the 2020/21 season. If you have not redeemed your 2020/21 voucher code, you are requested to do so as soon as possible.
If you already have an account with dcfc.co.uk and viewed streams via RamsTV last season, all you need to do is log-in and redeem your code. If you have forgotten your password, please click here. If you do not have a website account, register here and make sure your name, address and FanID match what we have on record for you.
Once you have redeemed the voucher code, you will be able to login to your account and watch the Preston North End fixture.
Click here to redeem your code.
Please Note: Derby County emails are sent from [email protected] Your email provider may not have this listed as a ‘safe sender’ address. Please add this address to your safe sender’s list to ensure that you receive emails from the club.
How To Watch As A Season Ticket Holder – I Haven’t Had My Code
If you believe you haven’t received a code via email to redeem, please email [email protected] with your 8-digit Fan ID, Name, Address, Postcode and the valid email address registered with dcfc.co.uk to hand.
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 Preston North End fixture.
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 to the Preston North End game 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 or suspension concerns ahead of the annual Boxing Day clash.
Defender Curtis Davies had surgery on a long-term achilles injury on Monday morning and is now set for a lengthy spell out of action.
Attackers Tom Lawrence and Jordon Ibe had minor knocks which ruled them out of the 2-0 win over Swansea City in Derby's last fixture on 16th December.
Both players are now back in training and could be in the squad to face Preston.
Lawrence has been described as ‘touch and go’, while Ibe played for Derby’s Under-23s against Blackburn Rovers on Monday to increase his match sharpness.
Youngsters Kornell McDonald and Jack Stretton have minor niggles and will have their fitness monitored.
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of Saturday's game, Wayne Rooney said: “It’s a busy time of the year and there are a lot of games in a short space of time, like every other week this season.
“It is another great opportunity for us to pick up a lot of points in a short space of time and start moving up the league table.
“That’s obviously what we want to do and we have to manage the players in terms of days off, recovery sessions and how we can keep them all fresh.”
Rooney added: “We have got a very good squad, so I’d be confident putting any of the players in, if called upon.
“The lads have been excellent in training, so if we have to change the starting line-up or matchday squad then I’ll be confident with whichever team I will pick to play.”
More pre-match comments from Rooney and midfielder Graeme Shinnie can be found across dcfc.co.uk and also on RamsTV.
WHO IS THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Darren Bond will be in charge of Saturday's game at Pride Park Stadium.
Bond has overseen 13 games so far this season and produced a total of 47 yellow cards and one red card.
His last game involving Derby was the 2-0 defeat at home to Reading on the opening day of the 2020/21 season, booking Graeme Shinnie, Louie Sibley and Nathan Byrne in the match against the Royals.
He will be assisted by Nik Barnard and James Wilson on the lines, whilst Robert Massey-Ellis has been appointed as the fourth official.
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 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.
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'.