Derby County's Easter football schedule gets underway on Good Friday when they welcome Blackpool to Pride Park Stadium (3pm kick-off).


The fixture will mark the third time this season that the Rams and the Seasiders have faced off having met in the Carabao Cup Round One stage back at Pride Park in August before squaring off in Sky Bet League One in October at Bloomfield Road.

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

Team News

Defender Craig Forsyth is out of action once again after picking up a calf injury in training last week, while forward Tom Barkhuizen is out with a similar injury.


Winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing felt some tightness in his hamstring midway through the defeat to Northampton Town last weekend and will be assessed ahead of Friday's match.


Central defender Sonny Bradley will serve the first match of his suspension on Friday following the red card he picked up in last weekend's defeat at Northampton Town.

Striker Dwight Gayle hobbled off in the victory against Bolton Wanderers with a hamstring issue and will remain out for Good Friday.


Midfielder Max Bird remains out after injuring his calf in training three weeks ago but is close to returning to training.

Defender Ryan Nyambe has had an operation on his damaged quad, sustained in February, which will keep him out of action for the remainder of the campaign.

Goalkeeper Josh Vickers has returned to training and could come into contention for this weekend, although he may need some more time to build up his sharpness.


Striker James Collins returned to training this week and will be involved in Friday's squad providing he faces no set-back while Midfielder Tyrese Fornah is back and available for selection after recovering from a back problem.

Striker Tyreece John-Jules suffered a hamstring tear in the defeat against Reading in January that will keep him out of action for the rest of the season.


Long-term absentee Jake Rooney remains out after suffering a ACL knee injury in September and remains a way off a return to full training, although he is making excellent progress.

Pre-Match Thoughts

Head Coach Paul Warne spoke to RamsTV ahead of the Easter schedule getting underway this Friday.


He said: "We played well away from home when we faced Blackpool back in October. In recent weeks they have beaten Bolton Wanderers, Peterborough United and drew with Portsmouth, so they are a side that seem to do very well against the better teams. This is as tough as the Bolton game looked on paper a fortnight ago."

Defender Curtis Nelson spoke to RamsTV to preview the visit of Blackpool on Friday.


He said: "I feel as good as I've felt all season. I'm confident, you can't be over confident with any game but if we perform like we know we can, we can definitely get three points. The noise after the goal against Bolton in our last home game was deafening, so that definitely helps. If we can have something like that for the remaining home games, then that's massive."

Ticket Information

There's still time to secure your ticket for Friday's match!


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)

Corner

£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)

Sideline

£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 dcfc.co.uk and click ‘TICKETS’ then, under the ‘TICKETS’ section, click ‘HOME TICKETS’.

Use your email 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 the 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 striker Conor Washington

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

* A closer look at Blackpool and the test they'll pose

* A round-up of all the latest from Derby County Women

* A review of the latest Academy news from Moor Farm

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

* 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.

Order your copy by clicking here or pick up The Ram in-and-around Pride Park Stadium ahead of kick-off.

Match Officials

Thomas Kirk will officiate Good Friday's match at Pride Park Stadium and he will be assisted by Richard Woodward and Thomas Harty.


Matt Corlett has been appointed as Fourth Official for the match.

Kirk has taken charge of 29 games this season including Derby's 3-1 defeat at Stevenage back in October.

He's handed out 120 yellow cards, just the one straight red and awarded nine penalties.

RamsTV Details

Supporters can watch Friday's clash unfold live on RamsTV right across the world.


The game is available for live streaming and RamsTV match passes are available for£10 each and full streaming information can be found below.


Where can I watch the game?

You can watch RamsTV via dcfc.co.uk on a laptop or tablet device or through the Official Derby County App from theApple App Store and Google Play Store.

How can I buy Pay-Per-View Access?

Supporters who have watched live match coverage on RamsTV previously and wish to buy pay-per-view access need to log into their account on dcfc.co.uk to purchase a match pass. To purchase your match pass, please click here.

If you don’t have a website account you will need create an account, add your 8-digit Fan ID, Name, Address, Postcode, and a valid email address not already registered with an account. Then you will be able to purchase pay-per-view access on dcfc.co.uk.

Where is the game available?

The game will be available to watch worldwide.

How much does the game cost?

The League One fixture is available to view at the cost of £10 per match pass.

Is there anything I need to do ahead of watching the game?

The RamsTV Matchday Live Show begins half an hour before kick-off, at 2:30pm, to provide fans with comprehensive and unrivalled coverage.

Please ensure the following:

  • You know your email address and password registered with dcfc.co.uk
  • Your details are always up to date – this is how we will contact you with streaming information
  • You are logged into your account well in advance of kick-off, last minute queries may result in missing the start of the match
  • If you have forgotten your password,please click here

What about International Subscribers?

Overseas RamsTV subscribers that have purchased a monthly subscription package for the 2023/24 season are able watch this match as normal by logging in to their account.

What can I expect from the RamsTV Matchday Live Show?

The RamsTV Matchday Live show, amongst other things, includes the following:

  • Full match streamed LIVE and in HD
  • A multi-camera mix covering all the action
  • Instant and multi-angle replays
  • Full match commentary with expert analysis
  • Match graphics
  • 30-minute pre-match show with interviews, exclusive features, and lively studio discussion
  • Expert half-time and post-match analysis

Is Audio Commentary available?

Subscribers for access to live audio commentary, provided by BBC Radio Derby, will be able to listen to the game as normal.

Audio commentary subscriptions can be purchased byclicking here.

Got a question?

Head over to the FAQs section relating to RamsTV live streams by clicking here.

For any additional queries relating to login and account creation on dcfc.co.uk, please email [email protected].