Date:Friday October 30 2009
The Rams travel to the east on Saturday to face an Ipswich town side without a win so far this season. With Nigel Clough's team having exhibited dreadful form on their travels this season, The Tractor will fancy their chances against a team which has picked up only two points when not on home soil this season. Roy Keane's Ipswich side made some big signings in the summer, and have on occasion been unlucky so far this campaign, but it isn't hard to envisage a home win this time around.
Ipswich midfielder Grant Leadbitter is frustrated at his sie's fortunes so far this season: 'The performances, certainly lately, have been better than the results. We should have won maybe our last four or five games but we can't keep saying this or that , we'v got to put our chances away, stop giving goals away and start picking up points.'
Alex Bruce should return for Ipswich; the player was sent off in the 2-1 defeat against Ipswich in the Billy Davies promotion season. Gareth McAuley is set to miss out with a thigh strain. Young Town man, Connor Wickham is away with England U-17.
Signed from Sunderland in the Summer, the combative midfielder has experienced promotion from the division with Roy Keane before, but now he is embroiled in a relegation battle. He has been one of the best performers for his side this season.
The regular absentees are once again not present in the squad for tomorrows game. Stephen Pearson and Steve Davies are still upping their games having made recent returns from injuries, and both will play a part although Davies has a tight hamstring. Dean Leacock (mumps) and Jake Buxton (hernia) are doubts for the game, but no other injury victims are expected to play a part. Fredrik Stoor should play a part after sustaining a facial injury in the 2-4 defeat at the hands of QPR.
Pressure is mounting on Rob Hulse as The Rams look to halt their slide towards the bottom of the table. The forward needs to stand tall and put in a shift against Ipswich. If Hulse got injured, we would be in real trouble.
Last 5: Derby County
QPR (h) 2-4
Middlesbrough (a) 0-2
Leicester City (a) 0-0
Sheffield Wednesday (h) 3-0
Cardiff City (a) 1-6
Last 5: Ipswich Town
Plymouth Argyle (a) 1-1
Watford (h) 1-1
Swansea City (h) 1-1
Barnsley (a) 1-2
Sheffield United (a) 3-3
Derby County vs. Coventry City, Friday 6 November 2009 19:45, The Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Friday October 30 2009
Vital Derby On Facebook (Sunday August 31 2014)
Vital Derby On Twitter (Saturday August 30 2014)
Vital Derby Needs You (Friday August 29 2014)
Reading Up Next In The Cup (Thursday August 28 2014)
Calero Puts Rams Through (Wednesday August 27 2014)
Stats: Derby County v Charlton Athletic (Wednesday August 27 2014)
More International Call-Ups (Tuesday August 26 2014)
Rams Bring In Shotton (Monday August 25 2014)
Derby Hit Form Against Fulham (Monday August 25 2014)
Stats: Derby County v Fulham (Monday August 25 2014)
|Sheff Wed||0||-||0||Derby County|
|7. Derby County||5||2||2||1||4||8|
|10. Sheff Wed||5||2||2||1||1||8|
|Watford Appoint Garcia As Head Coach
» Watford : 02/09/2014 22:51:00
|LUFC Leeds Summer Transfer Rumours - Round-Up
» Leeds Utd : 02/09/2014 20:52:00
|LUFC Smith surprised by Leeds exit
» Leeds Utd : 02/09/2014 19:55:00
|No issues for keeper
» Middlesbrough : 02/09/2014 19:53:00
|M&M Ready To Resist All Temptation
» Ipswich : 02/09/2014 19:31:00