Derby County return to Pride Park
Stadium on Saturday afternoon when they face Rotherham United in what
will be their first game on home turf in 2021.
dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need to know ahead of Derby's Sky Bet Championship clash against the Millers in Wayne Rooney's first game as permanent manager of the club.
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 is available 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.
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
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 day of the game is login to your account to watch the Rotherham United 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. This code will appear on the landing page when you login to your account.
Once you have redeemed the voucher code, you will be able to login to your account and watch the game.
Click here to redeem your code.
How To Watch As A Season Ticket Holder – I Haven’t Had My Code
This code will appear on the landing page when you login to your account.
If you believe you haven’t received got a code 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 Rotherham United 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 Rotherham United 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 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 their first league fixture since New Year's Day.
Striker Martyn Waghorn is available for selection again after serving a three-match ban for his red card in the Boxing Day fixture at home to Preston North End.
Curtis Davies had surgery on a long-term achilles injury last month and is to spend a lengthy spell out of action.
Tom Lawrence is doubtful with an ankle injury that has kept him out of action for the last month and will have his fitness assessed.
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of Saturday's game, Wayne Rooney said: “It will be a tough game.
“Rotherham play a back five and with a lot of energy, they hunt the ball down really well too, so we have to be on our toes and ready to compete.
“We have to win second balls and have a belief that we can go and win the game and take the game to Rotherham.
“There will be moments in the game that we might have to get through, but we are ready for that and will prepare for that.
“If we play how I feel we can, and how I want
the team to play, then we will create chances and it is obviously down
to us to take those chances.”
More pre-match comments from Rooney and defender Nathan Byrne can be found across dcfc.co.uk and also on RamsTV.
WHO IS THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
James Linington will be in charge of Saturday's game at Pride Park Stadium.
Linington has overseen 12 games so far this season and produced a total of 25 yellow cards and two red cards.
last Derby game was the 1-0 home defeat against Millwall in the 2018/19 under former manager Frank Lampard.
Linington will be assisted by Robert Hyde and Matthew Jones on the lines, whilst Simon Mather 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'.