Derby County - Wolverhampton Wanderers(A)
UK time is: 04:27:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Derby County

Molineux

09/12/08

19.45

Wolverhampton Wanderers(A)

The games are coming thick and fast again for Derby as they look to bounce back from the disappointment of the Crystal Palace reverse against league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux as Paul Jewell's side look to overcome the inconsistency that has plagued them in previous weeks.

The news coming out of Pride Park today has goalkeeper Roy Carroll suspended for two weeks after a 'dressing room incident' following the defeat to Palace so Stephen Bywater looks set to take over goal after being unlucky to have been dropped for the Irishman. James Tomkins has shown quality in patches since joining on loan from West Ham and his form, coupled with the return of Martin Albrechtsen, has added competition for the places at the heart of the Derby backline. Luke Varney looks set to keep his place up front so the place alongside him would seem to be down to fight between Rob Hulse and the Carling Cup hero Nathan Ellington.

Mick McCarthy has gradually moulded a youthful, attack minded side who have swept all before them so far this season as they have set the pace in the Championship virtually from day one. The front pairing of Chris Iwelumo and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake have been scoring goals for fun with twenty-seven between them and they have been ably backed up by an attack minded midfield in the shape of Michael Kightly, Matt Jarvis and former Ram David Jones. Wolves have won seven of the last nine and have only dropped points at home against Reading and Birmingham City so far this season and currently sit three points clear at the top and seven points clear of Reading in third place.

Vital Quotes:

'Our squad isn't strong enough with all the injuries. The inconsistency is unbelievable at the moment. The players when we get them fit are a decent side but we just can't get the XI on the park.'

Paul Jewell talking to Radio Derby about the injuries plaguing his squad

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News:

Jody Craddock is still out with a foot injury and Mick McCarthy may not risk Matt Jarvis who is coming back from a hamstring injury

Player to watch: Chris Iwelumo

Has recovered superbly from his horror miss for Scotland and has been scoring on a regular basis for Wolves so far this season with thirteen goals in the league and fifteen in total on route to claiming the November player of the month award for the Championship.

Derby County Team News:

Martin Albrechtsen could be back in contention after returning to the bench on Saturday although the game will come to soon for Giles Barnes. Bywater set to start after the suspension of Carroll.

Player to watch: Luke Varney

Scored his first Derby goal at the weekend and has been lively since his arrival from Charlton. Looks to have cemented his place up front and his pace, if the service is right, could be the weapon the Derby frontline has been missing.

Match Facts & Stats

Last five results

Wolverhampton Wanderers
Southampton (A) 2-1 Jones, Iwelumo
Blackpool (H) 2-0 Iwelumo (2)
Sheffield United (A) 3-1 Iwelumo (2), Ebanks-Blake
Birmingham City (H) 1-1 Ebanks-Blake
Queens Park Rangers (A) 0-1

Derby County
Sheffield Wednesday (H) 3-0 Commons, Addison, Stewart
Ipswich Town (A) 0-2
Preston North End (H) 2-2 Hulse, Stewart
Stoke City (A) 1-0 Ellington
Crystal Palace (H) 1-2 Varney

Match Prediction:

After the disappointment of Saturday Derby will need to be at their very best if they are to get anything from the trip to Molineux and despite an improved performance Wolves will take this 2-0 to further improve their position at the top of the table.

Next Fixtures:

15th Dec v Charlton Athletic (Coca Cola Championship) The Valley


The Journalist

Writer: MikeC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 9 2008

Time: 4:27PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
you didnt really expect to get anything from this one did you ....??
lincolnblue
Report Abuse
10/12/2008 12:07:00

Not far off were you Mike, I'd have prefered 2-0 to 3-0 that's fo sure!
Rammie
Report Abuse
15/12/2008 12:52:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

Wassall Relishing First Game In Charge (Friday February 12 2016)

No Pearson Approach (Thursday February 11 2016)

Match Day Officials v MK Dons (Thursday February 11 2016)

Keogh Appointed Club Captain (Tuesday February 9 2016)

Derby Can Clement (Tuesday February 9 2016)

Highlights - Fulham (a) (Monday February 8 2016)

Blackburn Pushed Back 24 Hours (Monday February 8 2016)

Derby Held At Fulham (Sunday February 7 2016)

Stats: Fulham v Derby County (Sunday February 7 2016)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Middlesbrough 28 16 6 6 22 54
4. Brighton 28 14 10 4 9 52
5. Sheff Wed 29 13 11 5 13 50
6. Derby County 29 12 12 5 10 48
7. Birmingham 29 13 7 9 8 46
8. Forest 31 11 12 8 9 45
9. Ipswich 29 12 9 8 1 45

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Match Preview - Wednesday Vs Brentford
Sheff Wed : 12/02/2016 21:00:01
LUFC Evans looking for a reaction from the side
Leeds Utd : 12/02/2016 20:31:01
LUFC FA cup replays could cause havoc for clubs
Leeds Utd : 12/02/2016 20:01:01
Jackett Ahead Of Preston
Wolves : 12/02/2016 19:58:01
Lansbury Targeting Long Term Stay
Forest : 12/02/2016 19:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v. Fulham
Suggested By:  MikeC
Carson 0%
Christie 0%
Keogh 0%
Shackell 0%
Warnock 0%
Baird 0%
Hendrick 0%
Bryson 80%
Weimann 0%
Martin 10%
Russell 10%
Butterfield 0%
Johnson 0%
Blackman 0%