Derby County | The Big Match Preview: Barnsley (A)
UK time is: 05:46:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Tykes vs. The Rams

Oakwell

31/01/2012

19:45

The Big Match Preview: Barnsley (A)

Following the FA Cup defeat to Premier League Stoke City, The Rams are back in Championship action with an away trip to unpredictable Barnsley.

Keith Hill's Tykes, who sit five points behind The Rams in 15th place, find it difficult to achieve consistent results with impressive victories over big-spending Leicester City and local rivals Leeds United overshadowed by poor performances against strugglers Doncaster Rovers and Millwall.

When Barnsley visited Pride Park earlier in the season the scoreline finished 1-1 but the away side probably deserved the win for their first-half display, which was excellent.

This is a tough game to call and Nigel Clough will be keen that his side gets back to winning ways as soon as possible. A win could be on the cards but much depends on the performance of the somewhat unpredictable and exciting Tykes.

Vital Quotes:

Rams boss Nigel Clough is happy with the level of performance in the last couple of months: 'We are looking to continue the consistency we have shown,' said Clough.

'We are very pleased with the posiiton we are in given the injuries we had in the first half of the season.

'What has pleased us is the consistency of the performances most of the season, but especially in the last two months.'

The Tykes Team News:

Scottish winger Jim O'Brien is sidelined with a groin injury and is Keith Hill's solitary injury concern.

Former Derby loan player Michael Tonge has just signer for the Tykes from Stoke and may come straight into the team.

Player to watch: Ricardo Vaz Te

It looked like former Bolton striker Vaz Te's career was fizzling out after a disappointing 10 game spell with SPL side Hibernian.

He has, however, found excellent form on returning south of the border with an impressive haul of 12 goals in 24 games this season.

The former Portugal u21 international will be a great threat for his side and he certainly has the potential to trouble the Derby defense.

The Rams Team News:

Nathan Tyson is pushing for a start but it seems unlikely he will be risked with the Forest match next up for The Rams.

Nigel Clough will be keen to ensure he is fully fit for that one...

Spurs loanee Tom Carroll could make his debut depending on whether Paul Green is sold on deadline day. It would be a huge blow if he is.

Theo Robinson is still out but Steve Davies may be back in contention.

Player to watch: Ryan Noble

Sunderland youngster Noble came close to netting against Burnley on his second Derby debut.

He will have to weigh in with a few goals with the continued absence of Theo Robinson, although Steve Davies' return may lessen the burden.

Match Facts & Stats

Derby County last 5:

Stoke City (h) 0-2

Burnley (a) 0-0

Coventry City (h) 1-0

Crystal Palace (h) 1-0

Hull City (a) 1-0



Barnsley last 5:

Millwall (h) 1-3

Leicester City (a) 2-1

Swansea City (h) 2-4

Doncaster Rovers (a) 0-2

Leeds United (h) 4-1

Next Fixtures:

Derby County vs. Nottingham Forest, Tue 5th February, 12:15pm, The Championship


The Journalist

Writer: RobB Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 31 2012

Time: 10:40AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

Vital Derby On Facebook (Wednesday May 4 2016)

Derby Know Play Off Dates (4/5/16) (Wednesday May 4 2016)

Late Strike Denies Derby (Monday May 2 2016)

Wassall Ready For Brighton (Monday May 2 2016)

Vital Derby On Twitter (Sunday May 1 2016)

Bent Ready For Brighton Test (Saturday April 30 2016)

Wassall: Keep Momentum Going (Saturday April 30 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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ForestMad 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Brighton 44 24 15 5 30 87
3. Middlesbrough 44 25 10 9 31 85
4. Hull City 45 23 11 11 30 80
5. Derby County 44 20 15 9 20 75
6. Sheff Wed 44 19 17 8 23 74
7. Cardiff 43 16 15 12 4 63
8. Ipswich 44 16 15 13 0 63

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Leeds Announce Big Increase On Season Ticket Sales
Leeds Utd : 04/05/2016 20:45:01
Williamson Relishing Next Season
Wolves : 04/05/2016 20:19:01
Johnson's Rumoured Targets.
Bristol City : 04/05/2016 20:15:00
Poyet Now The Forest Favourite?
Forest : 04/05/2016 20:07:01
De Vries On Award Honour
Forest : 04/05/2016 19:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v. Brighon
Suggested By:  MikeC
Carson 1%
Christie 0%
Keogh 0%
Shackell 33%
Olsson 0%
Thorne 0%
Bryson 11%
Hughes 55%
Ince 0%
Martin 0%
Russell 0%
Weimann 0%
Buxton 0%
Butterfield 0%