Derby County’s Under-23s are back in Premier League 2 - Division 1 action on Friday night when they host Manchester United.

The Under-23s will face the Red Devils at Loughborough University Stadium (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 featured in the 2-1 Premier League Cup win over Reading earlier this week.

First-team youngsters Jack Stretton, Kornell McDonald, Dylan Williams and Isaac Hutchinson are likely to play some part again as they continue to get match minutes under their belts.

Midfielder Connor Dixon will sit out the game as he must serve a one-match ban after picking up five bookings so far this season.

Jordan Brown and Tyree Wilson (both 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 Reds - with the full video available below.

Pre-Match Views - Players' Perspective...

Striker Luke Plange 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 ten games so far this term in Premier League 2 - Division 1 and have registered two wins and eight defeats.

The side's performances have deserved more points and their two victories to date.

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 last time out in the league before the November international break against Blackburn Rovers (6-0).

The Under-23s have won their last two matches after defeating Reading in the Premier League Cup (2-1) on Monday of this week thanks to goals from Isaac Hutchinson and Luke Plange.

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 week.

Manchester United's Under-23s are sixth in the league table this season with five wins, two draws and four defeats from their 11 league matches.

They defeated Leeds United 3-2 last time out, while they are also in action in the Papa John's Trophy. Defeats against Sunderland (2-1) and Lincoln City (3-2) were followed up with a 3-0 win at Bradford City, but that wasn't enough to see them beyond the group stage.

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].

RamsTV subscription options can be found here: and any queries should be sent to [email protected].

Ticket Information...

Derby County’s Under-23s will continue to play most of their home fixtures for the 2021/22 season at Loughborough University.

Supporters will once again be able to attend the matches and tickets can be purchased in advance of each fixture from the Loughborough Sport website.

Advanced purchases are advised, and all tickets will be for the terracing areas of Loughborough University Stadium.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Season Ticket Holders: FREE (all Season Ticket Holders have been emailed a 2021/22 'proof of purchase' to show on arrival)

Advance Purchases: Adult £3.50, Concessions £1.50 (these include online booking fees)

Matchday Purchases: Adult £5, Concessions £2.50

* The doors will open for each match from 30 minutes before kick-off.

Stadium Address: Loughborough University Stadium, Loughborough, LE11 3TL.

Tickets for all of Derby County Under-23s’ fixtures at Loughborough University Stadium can be purchased here: