Derby County will travel north on Saturday as they look to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat at Rotherham United on Wednesday when they take on Barnsley at Oakwell in their latest Sky Bet Championship fixture.
dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need to know ahead of the game against the Reds (3pm kick-off).
RAMSTV STREAMING INFORMATION…
RamsTV will be providing coverage of Saturday's match at Oakwell for supporters.
The game will be available to watch LIVE in the United Kingdom and in limited areas internationally on a pay-per-view basis, with more international market details available here, on RamsTV via dcfc.co.uk or through the Official Derby County App from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
As this game has been selected by the EFL to be shown internationally via Pitch International, pay-per-view packages are not available to supporters based outside the United Kingdom except for what are deemed as ‘dark market’ areas.
Pay-per-view passes are available at the following prices, which are by the EFL:
£10 - United Kingdom
£5 - International countries (dark market areas only)
Remember to login to your account 30 minutes before kick-off and catch RamsTV's Pre-Match Show. If you have forgotten your password, please click here.
I Am A Season Ticket Holder – Why Can’t I Watch The Game On RamsTV?
EFL rules state that away weekend matches for the 2020/21 season 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 this fixture, which is available in both the United Kingdom and in dark market international 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 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?
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 email address & password registered with dcfc.co.uk
* Your details are always up to date – this is how we will contact you for future streaming information.
* You are logged into your account well in advance of 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 recent signings Teden Mengi, Lee Gregory, Beni Baningime and Patrick Roberts were all on the bench for the 3-0 defeat at Rotherham United on Wednesday evening and are pushing for their first starts.
Gregory, Baningime and Roberts all came off the bench against the Millers, while Mengi was an unused substitute.
Fellow Deadline Day signing George Edmundson is not available as he completes the final stages of his rehabiltation work after undergoing hernia surgery last month at his parent club Rangers.
Tom Lawrence is close to making his comeback after almost two months out with
an ankle injury. He still needs more time in training to build up his
fitness and won't be involved once again.
Midfielder Krystian Bielik will miss the rest of the season after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage to his right knee in last Saturday's 1-0 home win over Bristol City. He is set to see a specialist before undergoing surgery.
Centre-back Curtis Davies remains out of action for a long-term achilles injury and is set to miss the rest of the season.
Young striker Jack Stretton is currently working his way back to fitness after undergoing minor surgery on a groin problem.
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of the game, First Team Coach Shay Given said: “It was frustrating the other night because we lost 3-0, but it is important to take a step backwards the next day and watch the game back and analyse it.
“We probably had the best chance of the game on 72 minutes, when Lee Gregory headed wide, and then they scored on 75 minutes – and we know that games are decided on small margins at times.
“If you get the first goal in most games then you have a great chance of winning. We were disappointed with the nature of the first goal being from a set play on the halfway line. The next two goals came from us pushing to get back into the game and we left ourselves a bit exposed.
“It’s just frustrating and we have to step away from that to focus on Barnsley now and use it as a learning curve and what we can do better. It is just key moments; it will be the same at Barnsley.”
The ex-Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper added: “Hopefully we can get in front and build on that. Barnsley have aspects of their game which are like Rotherham and we have to match that.”
WHO IS THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Keith Stroud will be in charge of Saturday's game at Oakwell.
Stroud has overseen 22 games so far this season and produced a total of 52 yellow cards and two red cards.
last Derby game was the 1-0 defeat against Bristol City at Ashton Gate in November.
Stroud will be assisted by Jonathan Hunt and Ian Cooper on the lines, whilst Oliver Langford 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'.