Derby County return to Sky Bet League One action this weekend when they welcome Bristol Rovers to Pride Park Stadium (3pm kick-off).

The Rams' last outing in the league was the impressive 3-0 victory over Barnsley two weeks ago and they will be hoping to replicate a similar performance and result here against the Gas.

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

Rams Team News

Left-back Craig Forsyth will miss the game owing to suspension after picking up five yellow cards in the league this season in the recent 3-0 home win over Barnsley.

Fellow defender Callum Elder (ankle) is having his fitness monitored after picking up an issue in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers Under-21s earlier this month.

Winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (knee) missed the Emirates FA Cup First Round Replay against Crewe Alexandra earlier this month with a slight knock but he is now back in training.

Midfielder Liam Thompson (quad) returned to the grass this week but is still a few weeks away from a return to full training with the squad.

Striker Conor Washington (ankle) picked up an ankle injury during the international break with Northern Ireland and is set to be unavailable for Saturday.

Fellow forward Tyreece John-Jules (quad) has trained fully all week and could come into contention to be in the matchday squad for the weekend.

Defender Jake Rooney (knee) has undergone surgery on his damaged ACL and will be out of action for a lengthy period of time.

On loan Sunderland midfielder Elliot Embleton has returned to his parent club after injuring his quad in training last month and, after undergoing surgery, is to be out of action for several months.

Pre-Match Thoughts

Head Coach Paul Warne spoke to RamsTV to preview the return to action this weekend following the international break.

He said: "You're in football for the games, you want them to come thick and fast. It's just about trying to win the next one and we're doing everything we can.

"We know Bristol Rovers will be a tough game. We'll put our best eleven out to start, but we also have to have an eye on what they can do to us."

Midfielder Korey Smith sat down with RamsTV on Thursday ahead of Saturday's match with The Gas.

He said: "Our goal is to get promoted and you don't get promoted in November. It's all about putting yourself in a good position around Christmas and January time and then you have the final push at the end. That's when it really counts even more.

"It's all about putting ourselves in a good position and sometimes it's nice to be the hunter."

Match Officials

Tom Reeves will take charge of Saturday's match and will be assisted by Conor Brown and Steve Durnall. Danny Jarvis is on Fourth Official duties for the afternoon.

Reeves has officiated 16 games so far this season but Saturday will mark his first Rams game of the campaign.

He's distributed 51 yellow cards, one straight red and awarded five penalties across those matches.

Ticket Information

There's still time to secure your seat for Saturday's fixture!

Ticket Prices

Behind Goal

£5 - Child (Age 6-12)

£10 - Junior (Age 13-17)

£15 - Young Adult (Age 18-21)

£20 - Adult (Age 22-64)

£15 - Senior (Age 65+)

FREE - Infants (Age 2-5)


£6 - Child (Age 6-12)

£12 - Junior (Age 13-17)

£18 - Young Adult (Age 18-21)

£24 - Adult (Age 22-64)

£18 - Senior (Age 65+)

FREE - Infants (Age 2-5)


£7 - Child (Age 6-12)

£14 - Junior (Age 13-17)

£21 - Young Adult (Age 18-21)

£28 - Adult (Age 22-64)

£21 - Senior (Age 65+)

FREE - Infants (Age 2-5)

Please Note: Proof of age may be requested on entry for age-related concession tickets. Infants, Children and Juniors aged 2-15 must be accompanied by an individual aged 18+/Parent/Guardian. Disabled Supporters’ information is available by Clicking Here.

Tickets are limited to one ticket per Fan ID and are non-refundable.

How To Buy

Online (Subject to £1 per ticket Booking Fee and available up to TWO hours before kick-off)

Visit and click ‘TICKETS’ then, under the ‘TICKETS’ section, click ‘HOME TICKETS’.

Use your Fan ID and password to log into the system. If there’s an issue, click the ‘forgot password’ link on the login page. If the issue persists, email [email protected].

Phone (Subject to £1 per ticket Booking Fee and available up to ONE hour before kick-off)

Call 0871 472 1884 * between 10am-4pm on Monday-Saturday and select Option 1. Ensure your contact details are readily available including Fan ID, Full Name, Full Address and Date of Birth.

Tickets can either be posted up to 72 hours before matchday and are subject to £2 per Transaction Postage Fee or can collected from the Ticket Office, presented by Seat Geek, which is open 10am-4pm from Monday to Saturday and at least THREE hours before kick-off and up to half-time on home matchdays.

* 0871 numbers are charged at 13p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

In Person (No Booking Fee)

The Ticket Office, presented by Seat Geek, is open from 10am-4pm between Monday and Saturday and at least THREE hours before kick-off and up to half-time on home matchdays.

Matchday Programme

There is no more fitting accompaniment to a matchday than the club’s official programme.

The universally adored ‘The Ram’ is back once again to track Paul Warne’s side’s progress throughout what promises to be another exciting League One campaign.

Rammed with exclusive content and features, including insights from both Head Coach Warne and the dressing room, in-depth player interviews, opposition analysis, Derby County Women, an Academy round-up and historical dives, issues will be available for sale around the stadium - as always - with all sellers armed with contactless payments units.

If you can’t make every matchday this season though you can still make sure you keep your treasured collection up to date with a full season subscription.

This edition features:

* Exclusive interview with goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith

* Head Coach Paul Warne's exclusive pre-match thoughts

* A closer look at Bristol Rovers and the test they'll post

* An in-depth chat with Derby County Women's Anna Draper

* A review of the latest Academy news from Moor Farm

* A round-up of the news from Derby County Community Trust

* Expert insight from Derby Telegraph's Derby County writer Leigh Curtis

* A chance to test your knowledge with The Ram's Matchday Quiz

* And much, much more!

The treasured A5-size 52-page perfect-bound issues will be produced to a schedule that allows for a first-class mail out on the Friday before a weekend fixture, with midweek editions despatched on the day of the game, but this is not a pre-event delivery service.

The price to reserve this collection of memorabilia is £120, including post and packaging, or you can spread the cost by signing up to a half-season subscription for £64 until 2024 for the first 12 games.

You can pre-order now from the club’s official publishing partners Ignition Sports Media by visiting:

The subscriptions DO NOT include any additional domestic cup or play-off matches, which must be purchased separately.

* Please note that this subscription is not for supporters Overseas, but an Overseas Bundle is available for all editions for 2023/24 which will be despatched by international tracked courier on two occasions during the season

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

Home Supporter Guide

If you're a Derby County supporter attending the fixture at Pride Park Stadium, you can find a wide range of details in our Home Supporter Guide by clicking here.

Visiting Supporters Guide

If you are a fan of our opposition at Pride Park Stadium, full information on visiting Derby County can be found in our Visiting Supporters Guide by clicking here.