Derby County’s Under-23s are back in Premier League 2 - Division 1 action on Friday night when they head south to face Arsenal.

The Under-23s will face the Gunners at Boreham Wood's Meadow Park (7pm kick-off) and has brought together all the key information you will need to know ahead of the game.

Team News...

Pat Lyons is set to have a similar squad available from the one that played out a 1-1 draw against Manchester United a week ago

Midfielder Connor Dixon is back from suspension after he was forced to sit out the draw with the Red Devils for picking up five bookings so far this season, while Jack Stretton has a knee injury and is having his fitness assessed.

First-team quartet Louie Sibley, Kornell McDonald, Dylan Williams and Louie Watson stepped into the Under-23s in order to get match minutes against United and could feature again.

Jordan Brown, Harrison Solomon and Tyree Wilson (all knee) are out of action and not available for selection.

Pre-Match Views - Coaching Staff...

Senior Professional Development Phase Coach Pat Lyons spoke to RamsTV ahead of the clash with the Gunners - with the full video available below.

Pre-Match Views - Players' Perspective...

Defender and Under-23s captain Eiran Cashin also spoke to RamsTV ahead of Friday's game - with his pre-match views available to watch in the below video.

The Season So Far...

Derby's Under-23s have played 11 games so far this term in Premier League 2 - Division 1 and have registered two wins, one draw and eight defeats.

The side's performances have deserved more points so far, but they are making positive strides and are unbeaten in their last three outings.

Their first win of the league season came in a 3-1 success at home to West Ham United in September, while they also picked up three points before the November international break with a 6-0 hammering of Blackburn Rovers.

The Under-23s have won two and drawn one of their last three matches and picked up a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United last time out.

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), Chelsea (2-0), Crystal Palace (3-2) and Liverpool (3-1).

In the Premier League Cup, the Rams are top of Group C after three matches with seven points to their name. A 3-3 draw at Norwich City was followed up with a 2-1 success at home to Charlton Athletic in October, as well as the win over Reading earlier this month.

Arsenal's Under-23s are top of the Premier League 2 - Division 1 table with eight wins, two draws and two defeats from their 12 matches. They were 3-2 winners over Blackburn Rovers earlier this week to move ahead of West Ham United to move into first place.

Live Stream...

RamsTV will be streaming the game live for supporters to watch online.

In a change to the previous offering to supporters, this is available to Derby County Membership Holders and RamsTV subscribers.

Membership Holders will be sent a code to redeem to watch this season’s matches, while RamsTV subscribers simply need to log-in to their account.

Derby County Membership packages can be found here: and any queries should be sent to [email protected].

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