UK time is: 18:13:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Rams vs. The Tractor Boys

Pride Park Stadium

07/04/2012

15:00

The Big Match Preview: Ipswich Town (H)

The Rams are back on home soil to face Ipswich Town, managed by the much-maligned former Rams boss Paul Jewell.

Derby's slim hopes of achieving a play off place were ended with the 1-1 draw at Bristol City but the season could well be viewed as a success if positive results continue until the end of the season.

The Tractor Boys are in a similar mid-table position, just a point and a pace between Nigel Clough's side, who sit in 13th place with 56 points.

Vital Quotes:

Former Rams boss Paul Jewell has paid tribute to his former club in the run up to the game: It is a great football club, Derby, great people, great support - it is very similar to here.

'They have great facilities, it is all geared up for top-class football.

'They set off like a house on fire at the start of the season before hitting a bit of a barren spell. But they have come back of late.'

The Rams Team News:

Jamie Ward has resumed training but is unlikely to be risked after missing eight games with a thigh injury.

Fellow forward Callum Ball is also out with an ankle injury he picked up in the reserves.

Young strikers Mason Bennett and Kwame Thomas could feature on the bench in his absence.

Player to watch: Jake Buxton

'Bucko' is playing his best football since arriving at Derby and has earned cult hero status after his winner against Forest.

His defending has been outstanding in recent games, even if his distribution needs work.

With Shaun Barker out for next season, his form is a major positive.

The Tractor Boys Team News:

Paul Jewell has no injury worries ahead of the Pride Park clash.

Lee Bowyer, Jason Scotland, Ryan Stevenson and Ibrahima Sonko are all likely to see action after being on the bench in the 1-0 win over Barnsley.

Player to watch: Grant Leadbitter

Former Sunderland midfielder Leadbitter is out of contract in the summer and could be on his way out of Portman Road.

He has a great shot, can take set pieces, and is excellent in the tackle.

Match Facts & Stats

Derby County last 5:

Bristol City (a) 1-1

Crystal Palace (h) 3-2

Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 0-2

Doncaster Rovers (a) 2-1

Nottingham Forest (h) 1-0



Ipswich Town last 5:

Barnsley (h) 1-0

Middlesbrough (h) 1-1

Watford (a) 1-2

Burnley (h) 1-0

Peterborough United (h) 3-2

Next Fixtures:

Leeds United vs. Derby County, Mon 9th April, 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!

The Journalist

Writer: RobB Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 6 2012

Time: 4:35PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

Thorne Undergoes Surgery (Friday July 25 2014)

Thorne Delighted With Move (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Rams Leave For Austria (Monday July 21 2014)

McClaren - Derby Improving (Sunday July 20 2014)

Notts County 1 Derby County 3 (Saturday July 19 2014)

Thorne Deal Completed (Saturday July 19 2014)

Wolves Game Moved For TV (Thursday July 17 2014)

Christie Joins Rams (Saturday July 12 2014)

Forest Game Moved For TV (Tuesday July 8 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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Nine Goals For Millers
Rotherham : 26/07/2014 18:12:00
Boro down Dale
Middlesbrough : 26/07/2014 17:57:00
Defender set to join Boro
Middlesbrough : 26/07/2014 17:52:00
Striker ready to depart
Middlesbrough : 26/07/2014 17:46:00
Newcomer tipped for goals
Middlesbrough : 26/07/2014 17:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Whicc of the on loan players would you most like to see back next season?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Zak Whitbread 8%
Andre Wisdom 8%
George Thorne 76%
Patrick Bamford 8%