Date:Friday December 3 2010
Pride Park Stadium
Fourth take on fifth in an all-play-off clash at Pride Park. Nigel Clough's Rams are sitting one place above Norwich City but both sides experienced differing fortunes in the games last weeks. The Rams slipped to a dissapointing 2-1 away defeat infront of the Sky cameras at Burnley, having led in the game, but Norwich City battered their local rivals Ipswich Town 4-1, thanks mainly to a hattrick from star striker and ex-Forest man Grant Holt. Derby will be looking to make in seven wins in a row on home soil.
Rams midfielder Kris Commons has highlighted the danger on City striker Grant Holt, but insists his side have enough to take all three points: 'I know all about Grant, I spent a couple of years with him at Forest and he's a good asset to the team,' said in-form Commons.
'Holty is a big strong lad and scores goals. He will be a threat but if we are firing on all cylinders, I don't see why we cannot get the three points.
'Hopefully, we can put on another performance at Pride Park, a performance the fans are used to seeing at home, where our form is strong.'
Kris Commons will return after sickness kept him out against Burnley. The Rams have no new injury worres, and Chris Porter looks set to continue on the bench after his injury nightmare.
After The Rams showed little attacking threat against Burnley last weekend, Commons' return will be vital after a sickness bug kept him out. Gareth Roberts will also return to the Derby bench.
Adam Drury, Steven Smith, Matt Gill, Stephen Hughes and Zak Whitbread all miss out through injury. Canaries manager Paul Lambert is not expected to change the side that thrashed Ipswich.
Holt has netted nine times in all competitions this season and looks threatening at this level. He didn't look as lethal in his spell at Forest but appears to have found his feet in East Anglia.
Portsmouth (h) 2-0
Ipswich Town (a) 2-0
Leicester City (a) 0-2
Scunthorpe United (h) 3-2
Burnley (h) 2-2
Millwall (a) 1-1
Reading (a) 3-3
Leeds United (h) 1-1
Ipswich Town (h) 4-1
Bristol City vs. Derby County, Sat 11th December, 15:00pm, The 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 December 3 2010
Rams Academy Awarded Category One Status (Friday August 1 2014)
Ward - Rams Fitnes Could Be An Edge (Thursday July 31 2014)
Join Vital Derby (Thursday July 31 2014)
Burton Albion 0 Derby County 1 (Wednesday July 30 2014)
Russell Backs Thorne Recovery (Wednesday July 30 2014)
Vital Derby On Twitter (Wednesday July 30 2014)
Steele Happy With Goalkeepers (Tuesday July 29 2014)
Austria Friendlies Round-Up (Monday July 28 2014)
No Deal For Toure (Monday July 28 2014)
VitalDerby on Facebook (Sunday July 27 2014)
|10. Derby County||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Stephen Crainey Joins Fleetwood On One Year Deal
» Wigan : 01/08/2014 22:18:00
|LUFC Not looking good for Paddy Kenny
» Leeds Utd : 01/08/2014 20:43:00
|Winger agrees Boro deal
» Middlesbrough : 01/08/2014 19:39:00
|Benedicic to sign but Viviani looking elsewhere
» Leeds Utd : 01/08/2014 19:00:00
|LUFC Striker fit to face old club
» Leeds Utd : 01/08/2014 17:18:00