Derby County will hit the road once again on Tuesday as they kick off March with a long trip to Cardiff City. has gathered all the information you need to know ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match (7:45pm kick-off).


Cardiff City have confirmed that the option to purchase tickets on the day at Cardiff City Stadium is NOT available for away supporters.

Those fans without a ticket are advised not to make the journey to South Wales, as they will be unable to gain entry to the stadium.

Tickets are on sale in person from the Ticket Office at Pride Park Stadium until 1pm on the day of the game, but online sales are no longer available.

Full information for Derby County fans can be found by Clicking Here.

Please Note: COVID Passes or evidence of a negative lateral flow result are no longer required in order to enter Cardiff City Stadium.


Skipper Tom Lawrence will serve the final game of his three-match following his red card in the recent 1-0 home win against Peterborough United.

Kamil Jozwiak will once again miss out with an ankle injury sustained in the 2-2 draw at home to Birmingham City just over a month ago. The Poland international wideman is continuing his rehabilitation work and could return to action at some point following the March international break.

Manager Wayne Rooney has no fresh injury concerns following Saturday's 1-0 loss at Luton Town but may opt to shuffle his pack once again.


Manager Wayne Rooney offered his pre-match views to RamsTV and he said: “Don’t panic was what I told the players after Saturday’s match.

“Football is a strange game at times and you can look at it in different ways. Ultimately, we lost the game and the whole atmosphere can feel a lot different if you win the game.

“If we had won on Saturday and Reading had won their match at Blackpool, we would have been in the same position as we are today so it’s important not panic.

“We just have to keep trying to pick up points and know things can change quickly.”

He added: “I felt that immediately after the game at Luton in the dressing room that the lads were really disappointed.

“It was quiet in there, as you would expect after the game, and that’s why I put some music on. I don’t like the lads sitting there silent, as it’s almost an awkward silence.

“I made it clear to the lads that we have to bounce back. We can’t panic and we make sure we prepare right for this game.”


Midfielder Jason Knight spoke to RamsTV at Moor Farm Training Ground on Monday as the Rams prepare to face the Bluebirds in the Welsh capital.

He said: “It wasn’t the result we wanted at all on Saturday at Luton. We thought we played well in parts but it wasn’t the result and the three points which we needed in the end.

“We had chances and could have been two goals up early on but we need to start turning the screw ourselves and turning those away performances, maybe good sometimes performances, into wins and we will go to Cardiff on Tuesday with the determination to do that.

“We’ve been really good at home in front of our own fans and we’ve been having a lot of sell outs recently, and we need that to continue, but I think it’s down to us as players when we go away to perform and bring three points back to Pride Park.”


Andy Davies will oversee Tuesday night's game at Cardiff City Stadium.

Davies has overseen 26 games so far this season in all competitions, showing 72 yellow cards and two red cards.

His last Derby match was the 0-0 draw at home to Middlesbrough in the early stages of the 2021/22 season.

Davies will be assisted by Daniel Leach and Michael George on the lines, whilst John Busby 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.

Live TV (Domestic)

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.

Live TV (International)

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:

Championship - Domestic

* 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)

Championship - International

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