Derby County return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday and they are back on the road once more as they make the trip to Bolton Wanderers (3pm kick-off).

The Rams and The Trotters played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw at the Toughsheet Community Stadium last season, while Derby were 2-1 winners at Pride Park Stadium in the return fixture.

In the lead-up to the game getting underway, has brought together all the key information you need to know...

Rams Team News

Wing-back Joe Ward (heel) is now walking without crutches but is still facing a number of weeks on the sidelines following the injury he picked up against Oxford United last month.

Midfielder Max Bird (ankle) is also now off of crutches after also being injured against Oxford but remains out of action.

Defender Kane Wilson (hamstring) is making good progress from his injury but remains out for this weekend's trip to Bolton.

Forward Tom Barkhuizen (calf) has been back in full training for a couple of weeks and could come into contention for the trip to Bolton Wanderers to feature for the first time this season.

Attacking midfielder Louie Sibley (groin) picked up a groin issue in training last week but is set to resume training during the international break.

Pre-Match Thoughts

Assistant Head Coach Richie Barker sat down with RamsTV this week to discuss Saturday's trip to Bolton.

He said: "It will be as tough as it's going to get this season. We had a tough game against them away last year over Christmas but then we tweaked a few things and beat them at our place. I would expect them to be right up there."

Goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith spoke to RamsTV to preview what's expected to be a difficult test on Saturday.

He said: "It's going to be a tough game, we know that. Bolton are a team that have been together for quite a while, they have a good nucleus of their team and the manager has been there and got his philosophy across.

"We know what's coming, it's going to be a tough game but the way we've been playing and the way we've got our last two wins - we take a lot of confidence as a team going into the game and we'll work towards that win."

Ticket Information

Derby were handed a total allocation of 5,159 tickets for Saturday's match.

Tickets will go off sale IN-PERSON and via TELEPHONE at 4pm on Friday 1st September 2023.

Tickets will not be available on the day for supporters and those without a ticket are advised not to travel as they will not be granted entry to the stadium.

Match Officials

Charles Breakspear will referee Saturday's contest and he'll be helped out by Darren Williams and Daniel Woodward.

Steven Rushton is the man on Fourth Official duties.

Breakspear was the man in the middle 33 times over the course of the 2022/23 season and handed out 111 yellow cards, one straight red and 11 penalties.

He officiated just one Derby game in the last campaign, the 2-1 defeat at Plymouth Argyle where he awarded the Pilgrims a late penalty after on-loan midfielder Harvey White was adjudged to have fouled his man in the box.

RamsTV Details

Domestic Streaming

This match is NOT available for live domestic streaming under the EFL’s streaming rights for the 2023/24 season.

The domestic market comprises United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.

International Streaming

All Sky Bet League One matches may be streamed outside of the domestic market irrespective of whether they have been selected for broadcast.

This means that they will be available both on a Match-by-Match basis and for monthly subscribers.

To buy the match as a Match-by-Match fixture, for £10 per match, or to subscribe to RamsTV on a monthly basis for £19.99 per month, click here.

Audio Commentary

Live audio commentary, provided by BBC Radio Derby, is available online ONLY on

A monthly audio subscription pass is available for £5 per month and purchases can be made by clicking here.