Derby County are back on the road this week with back-to-back fixtures in Yorkshire, starting with Wednesday night's re-arranged Sky Bet Championship fixture at Rotherham United.


dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need to know ahead of the game against the Millers (7pm kick-off), which was postponed on Tuesday night due to a waterlogged pitch but has been swiftly re-arranged.

RAMSTV STREAMING INFORMATION…

RamsTV will be providing exclusive coverage of Wednesday night's match to supporters.


This fixture was initially due to be played on Saturday 19th December but was postponed shortly before kick-off due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Rotherham’s squad - as well as on Tuesday evening due to the waterlogged pitch, and as a result, the match is still classed as a ‘weekend fixture’ for streaming opportunities.

The game will be available to watch LIVE worldwide on RamsTV via dcfc.co.uk or through the Official Derby County App from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Pay-per-view passes are available at the following prices, which are by the EFL:

£10 - United Kingdom
£5 - International countries

Please Note: Pay-per-view passes for the original match date in December which were purchased remain valid, as well as on Tuesday night.

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.

How To Watch As A Season Ticket Holder

Under EFL guidelines, Season Ticket Holders are not provided with access to watch this match as part of their package, as it is classed as a ‘weekend fixture’ but are eligible to purchase a pay-per-view pass.

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 internationally.

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 international 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, are able watch this match as normal by logging in to their account.

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 6:30pm, 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…

Listen Live

Audio commentary is available worldwide, as normal, as part of the £5 per month subscription package which can be purchased here.

Highlights

Match highlights from the Sky Bet Championship fixture will be available on RamsTV from 1am on Thursday.

Full Match Replay

RamsTV subscribers based outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be able to watch the entire game from 1am on Thursday 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 Wednesday 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.

TEAM NEWS…

Derby are waiting to hear the full extent of the injury midfielder Krystian Bielik sustained in Saturday's 1-0 home win over Bristol City.


The Polish international was carried off on a stretcher in some pain and was seen holding his right knee. He is being assessed by Derby's medical team to learn how long he will be out of action.


With Bielik out, youngster Max Bird is expected to keep his place in the side and Martyn Waghorn could come into the starting line-up out wide.


Forward Tom Lawrence is close to making his comeback after seven weeks out with an ankle injury. He still needs more time in training to build up his fitness and won't be involved.


Centre-back Curtis Davies had surgery on a long-term achilles injury last month and is to spend a lengthy spell out of action.


Young striker Jack Stretton is currently working his way back to fitness after undergoing minor surgery on a groin problem.

PRE-MATCH THOUGHTS…


Speaking to RamsTV ahead of the game, Manager Wayne Rooney said: “I was delighted with the win on Saturday and now we have to be ready to go again.

We played Rotherham recently and the reason why we lost to them was because we didn’t perform and didn’t do the basics right in that game; it cost us.

“We are going into this game high on confidence. We are three unbeaten, we have won the last three and we are ready to challenge.

“It goes without saying we know it is an important game. It will be a very tough one, we know that and the players know that. We are in a better place now than we were a couple of weeks ago.”


More pre-match comments from Rooney and midfielder Max Bird 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 the game against the Millers.


Simpson has overseen 16 games so far this season and produced a total of 51 yellow cards and three red cards.

His last Derby game was the 2-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion at the end of the 2019/20 season and sent off Louie Sibley late on at the Hawthorns, although the decision was later overturned.

Simpson will be assisted by Wade Smith and Steven Meredith on the lines, whilst Geoff Eltringham 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.

ONLINE PIRACY…

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'.