Derby County are back on the road - following successive home matches against Stoke City and Swansea City in the last week - on Saturday afternoon when they take on Rotherham United in their latest Sky Bet Championship fixture (3pm kick-off).
dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need to know ahead of this weekend's game and the Rams' final fixture before Christmas.
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 (Dark Markets only)
Supporters can buy their pay-per-view access to the game by clicking here.
As this game has been selected by the EFL to be shown internationally via Pitch International, pay-per-view viewing is not available to supporters based outside the United Kingdom - except for Dark Market areas.
Details on Dark Market areas can be found 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 Rotherham United fixture, which is available in both the United Kingdom and in Dark Market areas.
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 Rotherham United match, which is available in both the United Kingdom and in Dark Market areas, 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, under EFL rules, are unable to watch this match as it has been selected for International Broadcast by Pitch International.
Supporters based in Dark Market areas can watch the match as normal.
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 game.
Curtis Davies is set for surgery on a long-term achilles injury next week and is braced for a lengthy spell out of action.
Attackers Tom Lawrence and Jordon Ibe had minor knocks which ruled them out of the 2-0 midweek home win over Swansea City.
Lawrence will have his fitness assessed to see if he could feature against the Millers, while Ibe is set to miss out again but could feature for the Under-23s against Blackburn Rovers on Monday.
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of Saturday's game, Wayne Rooney said: “Rotherham work very hard, they press a lot, and we have to be ready.
“The first thing we have to do is to match their intensity in how they play at and then try and let our quality shine through. The message to the players today was that this is not an easy game, it will be a tough game.”
He added: “We’ve been playing some really good stuff recently and we’ve been getting better.
“We topped it off with a great performance and a great three points on Wednesday. The challenge now is to maintain that level and take that performance into the game tomorrow.”
More pre-match comments from Rooney and defender Matt Clarke can be found across dcfc.co.uk and also on RamsTV.
WHO IS THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Jeremy Simpson will be in charge of Saturday's game against the Millers.
Simpson has overseen 10 games so far this season and produced a total of 28 yellow cards and three red cards.
His last game involving Derby was the 2-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion in July. He handed Rams midfielder Louie Sibley a red card for violent conduct late on, although the decision was later overturned.
almost took charge of Derby's 2-1 home win over Charlton Athletic in
December 2019, with Krystian Bielik seeing red in the match for a late
challenge on the Addicks' on-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.
He will be assisted by Wade Smith and Nick Greenhalgh on the lines, whilst Paul Marsden 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'.