Derby County Under-21s’ Premier League - Division 2 fixtures for the 2022/23 season have been confirmed.
Pat Lyons’ side are back in the second tier of Premier League 2 following a six-year stay in the top division.
A new season means a fresh opportunity for the Rams’ youngsters to impress and catch the eye as they look to make the step up to senior level.
Derby’s Under-21s will play most of their home matches at Loughborough University Stadium once more, although a handful of matches will take place at Pride Park Stadium and Moor Farm Training Ground.
The Under-21s’ first game of the new league season will see them host Leeds United at Pride Park Stadium on Friday 5th August (7pm kick-off), while their first away trip will see them head north to Middlesbrough a week later on Friday 12th August (7pm kick-off).
A local derby encounter with Nottingham Forest is also on the fixture list this season, with the Rams hosting the Reds at Pride Park Stadium on Monday 10th October (7pm kick-off). The return fixture at the City Ground will take place on Friday 27th January 2022 (7pm kick-off).
The Under-21s’ league programme will conclude with a home encounter against Newcastle United on Monday 24th April (7pm kick-off).
There are also no league matches scheduled from early November until early January, with Premier League Cup fixtures scheduled to be played during this time.
2022/23 Premier League 2 - Division 2 Fixtures
Please Note: All fixtures are subject to change.
Friday 5th August, Leeds United (H) 7pm kick-off *
Friday 12th August, Middlesbrough (A) 7pm kick-off
Sunday 21st August, Sunderland (H), 1pm kick-off ***
Friday 26th August, Newcastle United (A) 7pm kick-off
Friday 9th September, Southampton (H) 7pm kick-off **
Monday 19th September, West Bromwich Albion (A) 7pm kick-off
Friday 30th September, Norwich City (A) 7pm kick-off
Monday 10th October, Nottingham Forest (H) 7pm kick-off *
Monday 31st October, Aston Villa (H) 7pm kick-off **
Monday 7th November, Stoke City (A) 7pm kick-off
Friday 6th January, Southampton (A) 7pm kick-off
Monday 16th January, Middlesbrough (H) 7pm kick-off **
Friday 27th January, Nottingham Forest (A) 7pm kick-off
Monday 13th February, Norwich City (H) 7pm kick-off **
Monday 20th February, Sunderland (A) 7pm kick-off
Monday 6th March, Leeds United (A) 7pm kick-off
Monday 20th March, Stoke City (H) 7pm kick-off **
Monday 3rd April, West Bromwich Albion (H) 7pm kick-off **
Friday 14th April, Aston Villa (A) 7pm kick-off
Monday 24th April, Newcastle United (H) 7pm kick-off **
* Pride Park Stadium
** Loughborough University Stadium
*** Moor Farm Training Ground