Predicted Derby County line-up to face Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship
Derby County will resume Championship campaign action on Saturday as they face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday.
Frank Lampard will want his side to bounce back from a 3-0 humbling by Aston Villa. The defeat was a demoralising one for the Rams but that has not caused them much damage as they are sixth on the table.
George Evans and Joe Ledley are also set to miss the trip to Hillsborough, while Marcus Olsson is a long-term casualty.
Meanwhile, Mason Mount, Craig Bryson and Martyn Waghorn are all in contention to return to the squad after missing recent games through injury.
Probable Derby County XI
Manager: Frank Lampard
Scott Carson (GK)
Carson has been a consistent performer between the sticks for the Rams. He is a certain starter for the game.
Jayden Bogle (RB)
Bogle has done well so far this season. He will look to continue in the same vein and impress the manager.
Richard Keogh (CB)
Keogh has had a couple of poor games this season but overall, he has been solid at the back for Derby County.
Fikayo Tomori (CB)
After a slow start, Tomori has nailed down a regular place at the heart of the Rams defence. He is a certain starter at Sheffield Wednesday.
Scott Malone (LB)
With Craig Forsyth now injured, this is Malone’s greatest chance to nail down the left-back spot.
Tom Huddlestone (CDM)
Huddlestone will be tasked with breaking Wednesday’s attack and initiate counters from a deeper position.
Harry Wilson (RCM)
Wilson has thrived in an advanced role in the midfield. He will have to be at the top of his game if Derby are to win three points.
Duane Holmes (LCM)
Holmes has done well in the three league games he has played this season. But a lot will be expected out of him from Lampard when Derby visit Sheffield Wednesday.
Florian Jozefzoon (RW)
Jozefzoon has failed to nail down a regular place in the team since his summer switch from Brentford. But with Bennett set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, he’ll have a fantastic chance to make the right wing spot his own.
Tom Lawrence (LW)
On the left flank, Lawrence’s energy and creativity would be vital to unlocking the Wednesday defence.
Jack Marriott (ST)
Marriott has been Derby’s main source of goals this season. He’ll be looking to continue his good run of form in front of the goal.