UK time is: 07:39:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Derby County vs. Scunthorpe United

Pride Park Stadium

08/01/10

15:00

Derby County vs. Scunthorpe United

The first home game of the decade is against the first away opposition of the season: Scunthorpe United. On that day, The Rams were defeated 3-2 so Nigel Clough's side will be looking to make amends and avoid defeat at home for the first time in three games against a struggling side who are three places and three points behind Derby in the table.

***Please note - Early indications from the club are that the game will go ahead. Should we receive any news to the contrary, information will be provided on the site.***

Vital Quotes:

New loan signing Nicky Hunt is relishing his opportunity at Pride Park and will enjoy getting some firs team action after being left out of the picture at his parent club, Bolton Wanderers: 'I want to play games and be involved and the manager has indicated that will happen here, so I'm delighted to have the chance to do that,' said Hunt. 'This is an exciting loan move and I can't wait to get stuck into training and fight for a place in the team. I feel fit and ready to go, so if called upon on Saturday, I'll be happy to play my part but that is down to the gaffer and his staff.'

'Having looked at the squad, there are some very good players and with a change of luck will no doubt climb the table,' he said to the Derby Evening Telegraph.

Winger Kris Commons acknowledges the need to rectify the stuttering home form at Pride Park which has seen The Rams pick up no points in the last two games: 'We're on a bit of a high going into the Scunthorpe game, so, hopefully, we can get the three points,' he said.

'We need to get back to winning ways in the League. We have definitely slipped up at home in the last couple of matches and put on poor performances.

'But the Newcastle game gave us a massive lift - the way we defended and rode our luck at times. And to come away from home again and get a 1-1 draw at Millwall is another building block for us.'

Derby County Team News:

Lee Hendrie looks set to continue his spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. Lee Croft is well again and Luke Varney is available for selection after the conclusion of his loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday but Dean Leacock is struggling with a knee injury.

Player to watch: Kris Commons

If you're a cynic, and think Commons will engineer a move in January, then he will be keen to put himself in the shop window. Or if you believe his interview with Radio Derby in which he said that he is desperate to play for Derby and get his injury problems out of the way, then he will be eager to do it in front of his own fans.

Scunthorpe United Team News:

Gary Hooper is set to return to the side following an ankle injury and goalkeeper Joe Murphy may come back after a problem, but if not, Josh Lillis will deputise. Grant McCann is suspended and Andrew Wright returns from a ban.

Player to watch: Gary Hooper

The pacy front man netted twice against The Rams at the start of the season and has provided many defences with problems this season.

Match Facts & Stats

Last 5: Derby County

Millwall (a) 1-1

Newcastle United (a) 0-0

Blackpool (h) 0-2

Doncaster Rovers (h) 0-2

Watford (a) 1-0

Last 5: Scunthorpe United

Barnsley (h) 1-0

West Bromwich Albion (a) 1-3

Middlesbrough (a) 0-3

Reading (a) 1-1

Barnsley (a) 1-1

Next Fixtures:

Derby County vs. Millwall, Tuesday 12 January 2010 19:45, The F.A. Cup




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: RobB Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 8 2010

Time: 2:02PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

Top Of The League (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Stats: Blackpool v Derby County (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Butland In Line To Start? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Martin Puts Derby Second (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Derby County (Monday October 20 2014)

International Round-Up - Ireland (Friday October 17 2014)

International Round-Up - Scotland (Thursday October 16 2014)

International Round-Up - England (Wednesday October 15 2014)

Buxton And Coutts Play In Friendly (Wednesday October 15 2014)

Bennett Recalled From Loan (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Archived Derby County Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. RichORam92 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Derby County 13 7 5 1 +13 26
2. Watford 13 7 4 2 +11 25
3. Middlesbrough 13 7 2 4 +7 23
4. Wolves 13 6 5 2 +5 23
5. Norwich 13 6 4 3 +10 22
6. Forest 13 5 7 1 +9 22
7. Charlton 13 5 7 1 +4 22

Breaking League News

LUFC On This Day - October 23rd
Leeds Utd : 23/10/2014 07:17:00
Any Previous? - Derby v Latics
Wigan : 23/10/2014 07:00:00
Meet The Ref - Derby v Latics - Bobby Madley
Wigan : 23/10/2014 06:00:00
PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up
Wigan : 23/10/2014 06:00:00
The Reds unbolt the Trotters.
Charlton : 22/10/2014 23:06:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do The Rams still need to strengthen?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Goalkeeper 6%
Fullback 10%
Central Defender 41%
Midfield 8%
Wide Attacker 6%
Central Striker 23%
Nowhere 6%