Derby County will host Queens Park Rangers at Pride Park Stadium in their final Sky Bet Championship fixture of November on Monday evening. has gathered all the information you need to know ahead of the game (7:45pm kick-off).


Tickets for the game will be on sale right up until kick-off from the Ticket Office.

Supporters are advised to buy tickets as early as possible and if they wish to purchase match tickets on arrival ahead of kick-off, please do so as early as possible to avoid queues and potentially missing the start of the game.

Fans wishing to purchase a ticket on arrival at Pride Park Stadium are requested to ensure they have a Fan ID created on to avoid the time-consuming process and to help provide a smooth customer service process.

Season Ticket Holders should note they no longer need to process their match ticket(s) online as Season Ticket Cards are now active for home league matches.

Derby County Vs Queens Park Rangers
(Level C Fixture)


Important Ticket Information...

* 2021/22 Season Ticket Holders' cards are now active and available to use.

* Season Ticket Holders are encouraged to collect their Season Ticket Cards if they have not done so already.

* Derby County Membership Holders have the chance to purchase a ticket with 10% Discount off the General Admission Match Ticket Price.

* Match Tickets are available until 5:45pm online on the day of the match and until kick-off from the Ticket Office in person.

* Please ensure you use your Fan ID when logging in to the club’s ticketing platform.


Car Parking...

In conjunction with Derby City Council, an online booking system for Pride Park Stadium matchday car parking, priced £8.50 per car.

Seasonal Parking Pass holders are not required to book online but must continue to display their car park hanger on the day to avoid incurring a fine.

Non-Seasonal Parking Pass holders are advised that parking in Car Park A or B without booking via the link provided below risk incurring a fine.

For more information and to reserve your space in advance of attending any first team match, visit

If you have any questions regarding the matchday parking ticket, please email [email protected].


Defender Lee Buchanan will miss out once again after suffering a knee injury in the recent home victory over AFC Bournemouth, which is due to keep him out for six to eight weeks, so the experienced Craig Forsyth is set to start once again at left-back.

Another player sidelined after being injured against Bournemouth is striker Sam Baldock with a hamstring problem and he is expected to be out of action for around three to four weeks.

Striker Jack Stretton is set to miss out once again with a minor knee injury sustained whilst in action for the Under-23s earlier this month against Reading in the Premier League Cup. On top of his injury, Stretton is also unwell.

Polish international midfielder Krystian Bielik, who suffered an ACL knee injury in January of this year, 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 and he said: “We’ve had two very difficult games in the last week, but the lads were excellent in both of them.

“The win against Bournemouth was massive for us and it set us up well for the trip to Fulham, which was always going to be a tough test.

“We created some good opportunities, which we believed we would do, and the lads fought until the final whistle to get a point; they’ve been fighting all season.

“It is good for the lads to see that we can compete with the best teams in this league.”

He added: “We will go into Monday’s game confident and believing that we can get three points.”


Midfielder Max Bird spoke to RamsTV following training on Saturday at Moor Farm Training Ground as Derby continue their preparations for the meeting with the Hoops.

Bird said: “We’ve had a great week on the pitch and now we have another tough game on Monday night.

“We know that Queens Park Rangers are a very strong team and we go into this one after two excellent performances against Bournemouth and Fulham.

“To take four points from the top two teams was very encouraging, but we need to build on it.

“We’re not giving up because of the position we are in; the manager has spoken to us and we have to be realistic that the chance is slim - but while there’s an opportunity we will give it our all.

“There’s great group of lads here who stick together and we’re also a good football side. We know that, when on form, we can beat any side in this division and our last two results have proved that.

“We need to keep our heads down and give it our best shot; that is all we can do.”


Jeremy Simpson will oversee Monday night's game at Pride Park.

Simpson has overseen 11 games so far this season in all competitions, showing 40 yellow cards and two reds in the process.

His last Derby match was the 2-1 home win over Stoke City in September as Max Bird and Curtis Davies' goals fired Wayne Rooney's side to victory.

Simpson will be assisted by Richard Wild and Rob Smith on the lines, whilst Andy Woolmer has been appointed as the fourth official.


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.


With COVID-19 capacity restrictions lifted and EFL fixtures being played in front of full crowds once again, the temporary change in streaming rules is no longer valid.

If you can't make the game in person, other options to catch up with the action on the pitch – including live TV, live radio, streaming of selected matches alongside highlights on TV and online of every Sky Bet EFL game.


In the UK, Sky Sports will show 138 Sky Bet EFL matches, 15 Carabao Cup ties and the Semi Finals and Final of the Papa John’s Trophy.

In the case of Weekend Fixtures, the EFL’s designated kick-off times* for Sky Live Matches are usually scheduled as follows:

* Friday evenings at 7:45pm or 8pm

* Saturdays at 12:30pm; Sundays at 12-noon

Within the Sky contract there are other kick-off times that are available to the broadcaster

In the case of scheduled Midweek Matches, live Sky fixtures will be between 7:30pm and 8pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


TalkSPORT offer exclusive live commentaries on national radio across the Sky Bet EFL as well as non-exclusive rights to the Carabao Cup that are shared by the BBC.Both TalkSPORT and the BBC have the ability to broadcast score flash updates across all competitions.BBC Local Radio also have individual commentary deals with selected EFL clubs.


Any match shown live on Sky Sports in the UK is made available overseas via the League’s international broadcast partners.As well as this fixture, a minimum of 36 Championship fixtures taking place on Saturdays at 3pm, will be distributed for international coverage, alongside selected League One and Two fixtures, Carabao Cup ties, and action from across the Sky Bet Play-Offs.

A full list of the EFL’s international broadcast partners are available


In the UK, Quest will continue to be the home for all highlights of matches in the Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy, with action from a full weekend schedule of matches broadcast at 9pm on Saturdays, and midweek League highlights and Carabao Cup midweek highlights also screened on applicable weeknights. Internationally, a number of the EFL’s broadcast partners show repeat transmissions and highlights.


In respect of domestic streaming, the EFL will return to the position as was prior to the pandemic when the live broadcast or streaming of any match in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is prohibited between the hours of 2:45pm-5:15pm on Saturday afternoons.

EFL clubs will have the right to live-stream midweek matches on iFollow or Club equivalent service, with Sky Sports also able to stream the same Championship fixtures to subscribers across their Red Button interactive and digital services.

The position in each Sky Bet EFL division is as follows:


* All scheduled midweek matches (unless selected as one of Sky Sports Exclusive midweek selections)

* Displaced weekend matches – matches which are moved from Saturday 3pm kick-offs for non-TV purposes (at the discretion of the Home club)

* Bank Holiday matches (at the discretion of the Home club)


Overseas supporters can watch live all EFL Championship league games provided that they have not been selected for international television broadcast in a territory that has an overseas broadcast partner