Derby County are back in Sky Bet
Championship action on Friday night in the first of back-to-back away fixtures when they travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers.
dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you will need to know ahead of the game (6pm kick-off).
RAMSTV STREAMING INFORMATION…
RamsTV will be providing coverage of Friday's game.
The game will be available to watch LIVE in the United Kingdom and internationally on a pay-per-view basis.
Pay-per-view passes are available at the following prices, which are by the EFL:
£10 - United Kingdom
£5 - International countries
To purchase your match pass please click here.
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?
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, under EFL rules.
How To Buy Pay Per View Access
If you don’t have a website account: you will need create an account, add your 8-digit Fan ID (if you have one), Name, Address, Postcode and a valid email address not already registered with an account. Then you will be able to purchase pay-per-view access for the match on dcfc.co.uk
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 match.
Please click here if you have forgotten your password.
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 5:30pm, 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].
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 Saturday.
Full Match Replay
RamsTV subscribers based outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be able to watch the entire game from 1am on Saturday 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 Friday 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.
Nathan Byrne is back in the squad after missing last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Norwich City with concussion.
The right-back took a bang to the head in the Rams' 3-1 loss at Reading on Easter Monday and the required protocols were followed as a result.
Matt Clarke is a doubt after missing the last two matches after sustaining a minor groin issue sustained in the 2-0 home win over Luton Town on Easter Friday.
Strikers Martyn Waghorn and Lee Gregory will again miss out with hamstring injuries which were also sustained in the win over Luton, while George Edmundson has undergone hernia surgery and is not available for selection.
Young striker Jack Stretton picked up an calf problem after coming off the bench in the recent away fixture at Reading and is due to miss the rest of the season.
Krystian Bielik is to miss the rest of the season after sustaining
anterior cruciate ligament damage to his right knee in the 1-0
home win over Bristol City at the end of January.
Centre-back Curtis Davies remains out of action for a long-term achilles injury and is set to miss the rest of the season.
Jordon Ibe has recently been building up his sharpness to
the point where he can join in with first-team training once again.
He had been
training with the Under-23 squad with a view to featuring in
one of their upcoming matches, but his progress has been hampered by a hamstring problem.
Speaking to RamsTV ahead of the game, Manager Wayne Rooney said: “I think the next two games are very important.
"We certainly need to better the results with what the teams round us get.
“Ideally, we want six points from the matches, but first up is what we expect to be a tough game up at Blackburn on Friday.
“They are a good team, not in the best of form but a very good team regardless. They play a similar way to Norwich, but maybe not with their quality, so we know what to expect going up there.
“Without doubt, there are two or three teams above us who are right in the middle of it like ourselves, but we have to focus on just us."
More pre-match comments from Rooney and striker Colin Kazim-Richards can be found across dcfc.co.uk and also on RamsTV.
WHO IS THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE…
Stephen Martin will be in charge of Friday's match at Ewood Park.
Martin has overseen 28 games so far this season and produced a total of 61 yellow cards and three red cards.
His last game featuring Derby was the 3-2 win at Millwall last July, with youngster Louie Sibley netting a hat-trick as the Rams returned to action following the COVID-19 outbreak with a victory.
Martin will be assisted by Nik Barnard and Wade Smith on the lines, whilst Jarred Gillett 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'.