Derby County | The Big Match Preview: Derby vs. Brighton
UK time is: 18:08:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Rams vs. The Seagulls

Pride Park Stadium

06/10/2012

15:00

The Big Match Preview: Derby vs. Brighton

The Rams host high-flying Brighton hoping to build on their recent excellent performances against Forest and Boro.

Guy Poyet's exciting side sits in 3rd place in The Championship table and it already looks like they may be challenging for an automatic place following their good performance last season.

Vital Quotes:

Midfielder Paul Coutts has called on his team-mates to cut out the mistakes that cost them victory in the recent home game against Burnley: 'We dominated against Burnley but maybe it was a concentration thing in the end,' he said.

'I think at home, because we've looked so strong, we really pushed for the win there and left ourselves a bit exposed.

'They hit us on the counter-attack, so credit to them, I suppose.

'We need to concentrate and make sure that doesn't happen again.

'If we're pushing for the win, we need to make sure we're still compact at the back.'

The Rams Team News:

Influential forward Jamie Ward is still out with a hamstring injury and may be joined on the sidelines by Gareth Roberts.

Connor Sammon will return to the starting line-up after being rested at Middlesbrough.

Player to watch: Theo Robinson

Theo netted his third goal of the season in his first league start on Wednesday night.

He was back to doing what he does best, i.e. constantly harrying and scoring.

The Seagulls Team News:

Right back Bruno will return to the side after a two-match absence.

Influential duo Vicente and Craig Mackail-Smith miss out through injury.

Player to watch: Ashley Barnes

22 year-old striker Barnes has been a regular scorer for The Seagulls since signing for Brighton from Plymouth Argyle in 2010.

Match Facts & Stats

Derby's last five:

Huddersfield Town (a) 0-1

Charlton Athletic (h) 3-2

Burnley (h) 1-2

Nottingham Forest (a) 1-0

Middlesbrough (a) 2-2


Brighton's last five:

Sheffield Wednesday (h) 3-0

Watford (a) 1-0

Millwall (a) 2-1

Birmingham City (h) 0-1

Ipswich Town (a) 1-1

Next Fixtures:

Derby vs. Blackburn, Sat 20th October 2012, 15:00, nPower Championship


The Journalist

Writer: RobB Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 6 2012

Time: 9:56AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

Johnson On The Mark For Rams (Thursday December 8 2016)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Derby County (Thursday December 8 2016)

November MotM Nomination - McClaren (Thursday December 8 2016)

November PotM Nomination - Ince (Thursday December 8 2016)

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features? (Tuesday December 6 2016)

Pearce In Team Of The Week (6/12/16) (Tuesday December 6 2016)

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16) (Saturday December 3 2016)

Keogh Demands High Standards (Friday December 2 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)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Huddersfield 17 9 2 6 -2 29
6. Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 0 28
7. Norwich 18 8 3 7 -1 27
8. Derby County 18 7 5 6 3 26
9. Leeds Utd 17 8 2 7 0 26
10. Fulham 18 6 7 5 4 25
11. Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 3 25

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Cellino Banned For 18 Months
Leeds Utd : 08/12/2016 17:17:00
RUFC - Injury Update - Frecks To Return?
Rotherham : 08/12/2016 17:10:00
Aston Villa FA Cup 3rd Round Away To Spurs On BBC
Aston Villa : 08/12/2016 17:07:00
RUFC - New Man Been Here To Demonstrate New Software
Rotherham : 08/12/2016 14:12:01
Any Previous? - Aston Villa v Latics
Wigan : 08/12/2016 13:46:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v. Wigan?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Carson 0%
Baird 0%
Keogh 0%
Pearce 0%
Olsson 0%
Hughes 0%
Johnson 100%
Butterfield 0%
Ince 0%
Vydra 0%
Russell 0%
Weimann 0%
Bryson 0%
Hanson 0%