Derby County | The Big Match Preview: Millwall (A)
UK time is: 12:43:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Lions vs. The Rams

The New Den

11/02/2012

15:00

The Big Match Preview: Millwall (A)

Following the disappointment of the postponement of the Forest game, The Rams have the chance to get back to winning ways with a trip to London to face struggling Millwall.

Derby manager believes The Lions are a better side than their league position suggests so the game will be a tough one but should be winnable.

The Rams saw off their opponents with a 3-0 win earlier in the season. It was extremely comfortable but Kenny Jackett's side will be a different prospect on home soil.

Vital Quotes:

Nigel Clough recalls the Lions fixture earlier in the season: 'It was a good performance and the goals came at the right time,' he said.

'Despite the last two results, we are going to Millwall confident, though we know it will be another very tough game.

'Our performance against Stoke was good and the second half at Barnsley was excellent, so we are looking to take that into the Millwall game.'

The Lions Team News:

Millwall have been boosted by the return of captain Paul Robinson who has been out for three weeks with a thigh problem.

Darius Henderson will return to the starting line-up following injury but fellow striker Dany N'Guessan misses out.

Player to watch: Darius Henderson

Stocky frontman Handerson has netter 16 goals from just 22 games this season, an impressive tally since signing from Sheffield United in the summer.

The former Watford man has always had a reasonable goalscoring record but his goals could single-handedly keep his side in the Championship.

The Rams Team News:

Former Millwall man Theo Robinson is still out and will miss the clash with his former side.

Steven Davies will be on the bench after an extended absence with a fractured skull.

Player to watch: Callum Ball

In the run-up to the game Ball said that the return of strikers Nathan Tyson and Steven Davies means he will have to hit top form to keep his place in the side.

He has been impressive since breaking into the side and has become a fans favourite with three excellent goals, including winners against Bristol City and Coventry City.

Match Facts & Stats

Derby County last 5:

Barnsley (a) 2-3

Stoke City (h) 0-2

Burnley (a) 0-0

Coventry City (h) 1-0

Crystal Palace (h) 1-0



Millwall last 5:

Southampton (a) 3-2

West Ham (a) 1-2

Watford (h) 0-2

Southampton (h) 1-1

Barnsley (a) 3-1

Next Fixtures:

Derby County vs. Reading, Tue 14th February, 19:45pm, The Championship


The Journalist

Writer: RobB Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 10 2012

Time: 8:10PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

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)

Join Vital Derby!! (Friday April 29 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
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

Johnson Looking For Big Finish At Loftus Road.
Bristol City : 04/05/2016 12:19:00
Jonathan Has No Fear! Vital Challenge Of Ben Nevis
Preston : 04/05/2016 12:00:01
Five-a-side: Best of both! Cardiff City
Birmingham : 04/05/2016 12:00:00
Duo Linked With Blues Move
Birmingham : 04/05/2016 11:00:01
Oh Eck, Alex - Former Blues Boss Sacked
Birmingham : 04/05/2016 09:45:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v. Brighon
Suggested By:  MikeC
Carson 1%
Christie 0%
Keogh 0%
Shackell 37%
Olsson 0%
Thorne 0%
Bryson 12%
Hughes 50%
Ince 0%
Martin 0%
Russell 0%
Weimann 0%
Buxton 0%
Butterfield 0%