Derby County’s Under-23s and Under-18s will ramp up their preparations for the 2021/22 season with a handful of pre-season friendlies.

The young Rams are due to return to Moor Farm at the beginning of July to begin their pre-season training and a combined team will play their first friendly fixture ahead of the new season on 13th July at Matlock Town.

A week later, a mixture of Under-18s and Under-23s will then travel to Alfreton Town before the Under-23s face Chelsea at Moor Farm Training Ground the following day.

Pat Lyons’ side will also meet Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United and Middlesbrough, all at Moor Farm, to conclude their pre-season preparations.

Meanwhile, the Under-18s will make the short trip to face Leicester City, before home games against Burton Albion, Crewe Alexandra and Norwich City.

Both sides will be looking to build on their impressive campaigns in the 2020/21 season where they finished in the top half of their respective leagues - Premier League 2 Division 1 and Under-18s Premier League – North.

Under-23s Pre-Season Friendly Fixtures

Tuesday 13th July 2021 – Matlock Town V Derby County - Kick-off: 7.45pm

Friday 16th July 2021 – Loughborough University V Derby County - Kick-Off: TBC

Tuesday 20th July 2021 – Alfreton Town V Derby County – Kick-off: 7.45pm

Wednesday 21st July 2021 – Derby County V Chelsea – Kick-off: 1pm

Tuesday 27th July 2021 – Derby County V Huddersfield Town – Kick-off: 1pm

Saturday 31st July 2021 – Derby County V Sheffield United – Kick-off: 12pm

Sunday 8th August 2021 – Derby County V Middlesbrough – Kick-off: 1pm

Under-18s Pre-Season Friendly Fixtures

Saturday 24th July 2021 – Leicester City V Derby County – Kick-off: TBC

Tuesday 27th July 2021 – Derby County V Burton Albion – Kick-off: TBC

Tuesday 3rd August 2021 – Derby County V Crewe Alexandra – Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 7th August 2021 – Derby County V Norwich City – Kick-off: TBC

* Please note all fixtures are subject to change.