Derby County return to Sky Bet
League One action on Saturday afternoon when they head south to take on Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road (3pm kick-off).
Paul Warne's side have recorded four straight wins in league action to move into the division's top six in recent weeks and will be looking to make it five on the spin when Derby and Orient meet for the first time since May 1985.
In the lead-up to the game getting underway, dcfc.co.uk has brought together all the key information you need to know...
Striker Martyn Waghorn is having his calf assessed after he was withdrawn at half-time in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy success against Fleetwood Town in midweek as a result of feeling some discomfort.
Defender Ryan Nyambe and midfielder Tyrese Fornah sat out the Bristol Street Motors clash with Fleetwood with slight muscle injuries and they will continue to have their situations monitored ahead of the weekend.
Striker Conor Washington underwent surgery on his damaged ankle at the beginning of this week and is expected to be out of action for a number of months.
Midfielder Liam Thompson (quad) and defender Callum Elder (ankle) will miss out once again this weekend but are due to return to training next week in significant steps towards their respective returns to action, while midfielder Korey Smith (knee) remains out of action after being injured in the 2-1 home win over Bristol Rovers a fortnight ago.
Long-term absentees Jake Rooney (knee) and Elliot Embleton (quad) remain ruled out of action.
Head Coach Paul Warne spoke to RamsTV to preview Saturday's away day.
He said: “I know their manager, Richie Wellens, quite well. I played with him at Oldham Athletic during my career. I have seen his teams play over the years and I went to watch Leyton Orient with Richie Barker last Sunday in the FA Cup at Chesterfield.
“I know that Leyton Orient at home are a different team compared to being away. We will take a great away following down there and if they are at their best, we will have to be right on it. As always, games come down to the smallest margins so we will need to be very good and diligent in everything that we do.”
He added: “One-on-ones battles are crucial so we will need to get the ball to the top end of the pitch and into their box. We need to keep playing at a tempo that other teams struggle to play against. If we do that, we will win a lot of games and it is important we perform to a high level down at Orient. The lads feel good about themselves and I am sure it will be really competitive game because they will certainly ask a lot of questions of us.”
Defender Eiran Cashin also caught up with RamsTV in the lead-up to the side's return to Sky Bet League One action.
He said: “We are feeling in a good place and our confidence is up. We produced a good performance in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy in midweek against Fleetwood and got ourselves another win too. We’re putting a bit of a run together at the moment and long may that continue.
We know we still have more gears to go through. We’re gone back through the matches we have won lately and still feel we can do better in certain areas.”
He added: “The gaffer does that the day after games too when we go into team meetings on where we can improve as a team or as individuals. You can always get better, so we see that as a positive. We know we can get better too ahead of more games this month.”
Derby's allocation of tickets for Saturday's game have sold out.
Derby were handed a total allocation of 1,200 tickets for the match and these have now completely sold out. No further tickets will be made available.
Those fans without a ticket are advised not to make the trip to Orient, as they will be unable to gain access to the stadium.
David Rock will take charge of Saturday's clash while Kevin Morris and Andy Bennett will assist him, whilst David Bonneywell is on Fourth Official duties.
Rock has overseen 18 games so far this season across all competitions and it will be his first of the campaign featuring the Rams.
His last Derby game was the 2-2 Emirates FA Cup First Round draw at Torquay United in November 2022.
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