Derby County will return to action at Pride Park Stadium on Tuesday night when they face Sky Bet League Two side Salford City in Round One of this season's Carabao Cup.
dcfc.co.uk has gathered all the information you need to know ahead of the game (7:45pm kick-off).
Tickets for the Carabao Cup clash are still available to buy and will be on sale until two hours before kick-off.
The club issued an update to supporters in relation to match tickets on 28th July in the lead-up to the new campaign, which covered Season Tickets and general match ticket details.
Derby County Vs Salford City
Tuesday 10th August (7:45pm kick-off)
Carabao Cup Round One
Match Tickets went on sale online only from 10am on Thursday 29th July and were prioritised as follows to help supporters secure their preferred seat locations, albeit as is common practice with the early rounds of domestic cups there will be a limited number of stands opened:
Thursday 29th July – 2020/21 Season Ticket Holders able to buy their match ticket
Friday 30th July – 2020/21 and 2019/20 Season Ticket Holders able to buy their match ticket
Monday 2nd August – Remaining match tickets go on General Sale. However, 2020/21 and 2019/20 Season Ticket Holders will still be able to buy their match ticket
Tuesday 10th August – Match Tickets will go off sale two hours prior to kick-off
Please ensure you use your Fan ID when logging in to the club’s ticketing platform. If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, please contact [email protected].
KEY SUPPORTER INFORMATION…
Following the UK Government’s recent announcement to lift the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, supporters are now allowed to return to Pride Park Stadium.
For those supporters attending the game, we wish to provide the following guidance and information:
* Ticket sales end at 5:45pm on the day of the game and are only available to buy online. No tickets are available to buy after this point. Supporters should not turn up without a ticket on the day.
* The North Stand and South West Upper area of the West Stand are closed for home supporters for this match.
* The Ticket Office counters and phone lines will remain closed until further notice.
* Season Ticket cards are NOT valid for this game.
* All match tickets have been sent via the ‘Print at Home’ or Mobile Ticket delivery methods to the email address we have registered to your Fan ID (please check your junk/spam folders) so please ensure that your details are up to date on dcfc.co.uk.
* Supporters that selected the 'Print at Home' delivery option must print their tickets prior to arriving at the stadium on white A4 paper, using black ink only.
* There will be no facility for collecting tickets on matchday.
* It is also possible for supporters that selected the Mobile Ticket delivery option to scan their match ticket on a smartphone device. When using a Mobile Ticket, please ensure you have the brightness of your screen at full, and when scanning the QR code please allow a couple of seconds for the reader to acknowledge the code to allow entry.
* There is no option to upgrade nor downgrade tickets on the day of the game, therefore please make sure you have obtained/purchased the correct age category.
* In line with NHS Test & Trace guidelines, when applying for a ticket, supporters must ensure their personal and contact details are correct and must provide their current telephone number.
* Supporters with any match ticket related enquiries prior to the day of the game are advised to email [email protected]. Disabled supporters with any access enquires are advised to email [email protected].
* Ticketing FAQs for this game can be found here: dcfc.co.uk/page/salford-ticketing-faqs.
* The Ticket Access windows, located on the North Stand, will be open from 6:15pm for supporters having issues gaining entry on their tickets.
* The turnstiles will open at 6:15pm and kick-off is at 7:45pm. Supporters are encouraged to arrive early to avoid unnecessary queues.
* Matchday staff will be available to assist with any queries and direct supporters to their seats. They will be wearing blue tabards and be located around the stadium.
* Bags must be no larger than 45cm x 30cm x 15cm and are subject to search. There is no on-site storage facility for oversized bags. If you have a medical condition that requires you to bring a bag or other equipment, please email [email protected].
Code Of Conduct
Derby County's COVID-19 Supporters Code of Conduct can be found here: dcfc.co.uk/page/covid-19-supporters-co...
* Car Parking is now SOLD OUT this fixture (Car Park A, which is located directly behind the South Stand). The lead supporter will be placed on our guestlist, and you will be required to give that name on arrival to gain entry. Supporters will not be able to purchase stadium car parking on the day of the game. Supporters that require Accessible Parking are advised to email [email protected] prior to the match.
* In the interest of our supporters' safety, we are advising fans to wear a face covering or face visor (covering both their nose and mouth) in the concourses and toilet areas, unless they are consuming refreshments, medically exempt or under the age of 12.
* Although wearing a mask is no longer mandatory, please consider others around you. Please also continue to use the hand sanitising stations around Pride Park Stadium and try and avoid close contact with others where possible. Finally, please always follow the guidance of Stewards.
* A limited menu will be served from the concourse kiosks, including pies, drinks and confectionary. This includes a limited range of hot and cold food plus draught alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages.
* Pride Park Stadium is now a cashless venue, debit/credit cards (excluding AMEX) and contactless payment are accepted.
Supporters wishing to place a matchday bet can do so using club partner Unibet's fast and secure betting App easily from their mobile, as well as at the Unibet stations in the concourse areas.
Download from the Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/unibet-pro/id4633353...
Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....
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* The DCFCMegastore will be open from 9am until kick-off, stocking the new 2021/22 Derby County home kit, trainingwear and many other products.
* For any more information please see the FAQ section on dcfc.co.uk, or simply click here.
Derby boss Wayne Rooney is set to shuffle his pack for the Carabao Cup encounter following Saturday's 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town.
Midfielder Ravel Morrison is in line to make his Rams debut, subject to international clearance, after signing for a club as a free agent on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Ryan Allsop, another recent signing, is also in line to make his Derby bow between the posts in place of Kelle Roos.
The likes of Louie Sibley, Festy Ebosele and Isaac Hutchinson, who came off the bench against Huddersfield, could come into the side.
Jack Stretton is another player that could feature after the striker recently returned to training following a minor pre-season injury.
Left-back Lee Buchanan is set to miss out again due to injury, as is fellow youngster Kornell McDonald.
Midfielder Jason Knight is out with an ankle injury, sustained in mid-July, which is set to keep him out for between 8-12 weeks.
international midfielder Krystian Bielik, who suffered an ACL knee
injury in January, is making good progress in his rehabilitation work
but is still not yet in a position to return to full training.
Manager Wayne Rooney offered his pre-match views to RamsTV on Monday and said: ““We played Salford in pre-season, but at that stage it was about fitness and preparing for the season.
“We know what Salford will be about and they are a difficult team to play against.
“They are physical and get the ball forward, but they also try and play. We are well prepared and ready to get out here.”
The full interview can be viewed in the above video.
PRE-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE…
Wayne Rooney staged his pre-match news conference with the local and
national media on Monday afternoon from Moor Farm Training Ground.
James Bell will oversee Tuesday's game at Pride Park Stadium.
Bell took charge of 31 games during the 2020/21 season, producing a total of 85 yellow cards and nine red cards.
This will be his first-ever match featuring Derby after only stepping up from National League level for the start of the 2020/21 campaign.
He will be assisted by Declan Ford and Conor Brown on the lines, whilst Christopher Sarginson has been appointed as the fourth official.
EFL SUBSTITUTE RULES…
The five substitutions rule has been scrapped for the 2021/22 season, the English Football League confirmed in July.
The rule allowing clubs to make five changes, as opposed to the usual three, was brought in following football's restart in June 2020 after a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given that games had to be condensed into a short period of time it was thought beneficial and allowed managers to make as many as five changes in three intervals during a match.
Clubs had a longer post-break between seasons this time around and so the temporary rule has been changed.
Teams will be able to name seven substitutes but only use a maximum of three.
All Carabao Cup First Round-Fifth Round matches shall be of 90 minutes’ duration and in the event of the scores being level at the end of 90 minutes, no extra time shall be played and the winners shall be determined by penalty kicks in the traditional ABAB format.
RamsTV is unable to show live coverage either domestically or abroad owing to the EFL's live streaming restrictions for the Carabao Cup.
Live audio remains available to domestic * and international fans that have a RamsTV subscription.
* Domestic is defined as UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Jersey,
Guernsey and Isle of Man, with International being all other countries.