Barnsley travel to Derby in search of a much needed confidence boosting win following a poor run of results. Manager Keith Hill needs to lift himself and the players for this one after much criticism from the fans and the press.
Derby Team News:
Derby manager Nigel Clough must decide whether to restore Jake Buxton after a one match ban or stick with the central defensive duo of Richard Keogh and James O`Connor.
Jamie Ward and goalkeeper Frank Fielding remain on the injury list.
Player to watch: Sammon
Barnsley Team News:
Barnsley boss Keith Hill will be without midfielder David Perkins for up to six weeks following a recurrence of a hamstring injury.
Jacob Mellis is expected to come back into the starting line-up and Jim McNulty is pushing for a start.
After the failed experiment on Saturday, Hill is expected to pick at least one striker for this one.
Player to watch: Steele
Match Facts & Stats
This is the 60th competitive meeting between the two sides. Derby have won 27 with Barnsley winning 18.
Barnsley are unbeaten in eight against Derby but five were draws.
Derby last beat Barnsley in March 2007, the score 2-1 on that day.
Barnsley are eager to avoid three successive defeats and have only one win in their last seven.
Let’s have your predictions.