Derby County return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Lincolnshire to take on Lincoln City at the LNER Stadium (3pm kick-off).

The Rams left it late to claim all three points in their 3-2 home win against Burton Albion last time out and will look to maintain their fine run of form, having picked up 10 wins from the last 12 matches, against the Imps.

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

Team News

Defender Craig Forsyth (calf) will remain out for Saturday's match with Head Coach Paul Warne expecting him to be out of action for around four weeks.

Striker Martyn Waghorn (calf) suffered a slight setback in his rehabilitation programme last week but it is hoped he isn't too far away from a return.

Defender Ryan Nyambe is away on international duty and will be unavailable for the next few weeks due to taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament with Namibia.

Striker Conor Washington (ankle) is out of his protective boot after undergoing surgery towards the end of 2023 but remains out of action.

Long-term absentee Jake Rooney (knee) remains ruled out of action but is making good progress in his rehabilitation work.

Pre-Match Thoughts

Head Coach Paul Warne spoke to RamsTV ahead of the trip to Lincoln.

He said: "We will try and work out the best system with the best players and, as always, go on the front foot.

"We will go to Lincoln and try to win. We aren't going to sit behind the ball, we aren't going for a point, we are going there for the full lot and that's what we will prepare the lads for."

Defender Curtis Nelson previewed the return to Sky Bet League One action when he spoke to RamsTV on Thursday morning.

He said: "We know where we want to be points wise come the end of the season, but it could be a high total because everyone keeps winning at the top and there doesn't seem to be any let off.

"We just have to be relentless in what we do and keep winning the game ourselves."

Ticket Information

Derby's allocation of tickets for Saturday's match have sold out.

Derby were handed an allocation of 1,889 tickets for the match and these have now completely sold out. Lincoln have confirmed that no further tickets will be made available.

Those fans without a ticket are advised not to make the trip to Lincoln, as they will be unable to gain access to the stadium.

Match Officials

Ollie Yates will referee Saturday's match at the LNER Stadium and will be assisted by Anthony Da Costa and Daniel Smith. Wayne Grunnill has been appointed as Fourth Official for the contest.

Yates has taken charge of 23 games so far this season including Derby's 0-0 draw with Cambridge United at Pride Park Stadium back in September. He's handed out 97 yellow cards, two straight reds and awarded seven penalties.

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.