UK time is: 01:42:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Rams vs. The Clarets

Pride Park Stadium

22/09/2012

15:00

The Big Match Preview: Derby vs. Burnley

The Rams go in search of back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they welcome early strugglers Burnley to Pride Park Stadium.

Burnley sit in 19th place on six points having registered two wins - one coming against Lancashire Rivals Bolton Wanderers, the other against basement club Peterborough United.

They have conceded 11 goals in their five league games this season despite signing Rams centre-back Jason Shackell in the close season, and could be vulnerable if Derby play the attacking football which has seen them notch an impressive fifteen goals in just four home games this term.

Vital Quotes:

Midfielder Craig Bryson, who netted his first goal of the season against Charlton on Tuesday night, is relishing the challenge of Burnley on Saturday: 'Burnley are a very good side but are finding it hard at the moment. However, I am sure they will come to Pride Park looking to get the win - just like we will.

'The Championship is one of the hardest and most competitive leagues in England, anybody can beat anybody and if you are not on the top of your game you can get turned over.'

The Rams Team News:

The Rams may receive a boost in the striking department following the news that young forward Mason Bennett is back in contention following a thigh strain.

Fellow striker Nathan Tyson may also be in line for a place on the bench after recovering from a throat infection which kept him out of the Charlton victory.

Player to watch: Jamie Ward

Ward has taken up his 'new' striker role very well and in The Rams top scorer on three - he has also hit the woodwork on a couple of occasions.

Ward is probably the most naturally gifted attacker at the club and creates as well as he scores and will be looking forward to locking horns with former teammate Jason Shackell.

The Clarets Team News:

Star-striker Charlie Austin may miss out with a bruised hip.

It would be a big blow for his side as he has registered six goals this term including a hattrick against Peterborough.

Player to watch: Chris McCann

Midfielder McCann always seems to impress at Pride Park and is a mainstay in the centre for Eddie Howe's Burnley.

Although he has had his injury problems, Howe gave him the Burnley captaincy and he continues to serve his club well.

Match Facts & Stats

Derby's last five:

Bolton Wanderers (a) 0-2

Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 1-1

Watford (h) 5-1

Huddersfield Town (a) 0-1

Charlton Athletic (h) 3-2


Burnley's last five:

Middlesbrough (a) 2-3

Huddersfield Town (a) 0-2

Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 1-3

Peterborough United (h) 5-2

Leicester City (a) 1-2

Next Fixtures:

Forest vs. Derby, Sun 30th September 2012, 13:15, nPower 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 September 21 2012

Time: 4:51PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Rams Secure Play-offs (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Blackpool v Derby County (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Rams Finances Show Debt Reduction (Thursday April 3 2014)

Vital Derby On Twitter (Tuesday April 1 2014)

Archived 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
1. Leicester City 43 28 9 6 +36 93
2. Burnley 43 24 14 5 +32 86
3. Derby County 43 23 9 11 +29 78
4. Q.P.R. 43 21 10 12 +14 73
5. Wigan 42 20 10 12 +17 70
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 +12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 +10 64

Breaking League News

Edwards - We Need Semi Final Atmopshere
Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:15:00
Johnson Delighted With Continued Fight
Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:03:00
Pearson - Hails Discipline
Leicester City : 19/04/2014 22:38:00
Holloway Proud After Middlesbrough Display
Millwall : 19/04/2014 22:22:00
We need to change - Karanka
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:12:00
McCarthy - Missed Opportunities
Ipswich : 19/04/2014 22:11:00
Boro run ends
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is your player of the season?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Lee Grant 0%
Andre Wisdom 0%
Richard Keogh 0%
Jake Buxton 0%
Craig Forsyth 0%
John Eustace 50%
Will Hughes 0%
Craig Bryson 50%
Jeff Hendrick 0%
Jamie Ward 0%
Simon Dawkins 0%
Chris Martin 0%
Johnny Russell 0%
Patrick Bamford 0%