Derby County’s Under-23s return to Premier League 2 - Division 1 action on Friday night when face Crystal Palace at Pride Park Stadium.
Pat Lyons' side will be looking to pick up their second win of the campaign when they take on the Eagles (7pm kick-off) and dcfc.co.uk has brought together all the key information you will need to know ahead of the game.
Defender Max Bardell is available again after missing the 2-0 loss at Chelsea last weekend as he served a one-match ban for his red card in the Premier League Cup victory over Charlton Athletic.
will be without young winger Tyree Wilson after he
suffered a knee injury in the early stages of the Under-23s’ 2-0 loss to
Brighton & Hove
Albion in August. He was carried off on a stretcher and is now working
on his rehabilitation work to return to fitness in the months ahead.
The Season So Far...
Derby's Under-23s have played seven games so far this term in Premier League 2 - Division 1 and have registered one win and six defeats.
The side's performances have deserved more points and their single victory to date in the league came in a 3-1 success at home to West Ham United in September.
Pat Lyons' side have tasted defeats against Brighton & Hove Albion (2-0), Leeds United (3-2), Everton (1-0), Tottenham Hotspur (3-1), Manchester City (1-0) and last time out at Chelsea (2-0).
In the Premier League Cup, the Rams are top of Group C after two matches with four points to their name. A 3-3 draw at Norwich City was followed up with a 2-1 success at home to Charlton Athletic earlier this month.
Crystal Palace sit in mid-table with three wins and five defeats from their eight league games this season.
They were beaten 2-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion last time out, while their three wins this season have been against Tottenham Hotspur (4-3), Leicester City (6-1) and Everton (3-1).
The match is FREE for all supporters to attend at Pride Park Stadium.
Entry will be via the East Stand turnstiles, which will open at 6pm, and no tickets will be required in advance to gain entry.
There will be a kiosk open on the East Stand concourse area selling pies, alcohol, hot and cold drinks, crisps and confectionary.
The fixture will be the Under-23s' second at Pride Park this season after getting the new campaign started with a 2-0 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion in August.
RamsTV is unable to stream the game live owing to a Premier League match taking place on Friday night.
Full match highlights from the Premier League 2 - Division 1 clash will appear online on dcfc.co.uk following the game.