Date: 29th September 2018 at 9:47am
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Derby must now get down to Climbing the EFL Championship table after their heroics in the Carabao Cup against Manchester United in midweek

The Rams get back to bread and butter business today as they travel to Bolton in the EFL Championship.

Following the heroics of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday Derby County will now look to try and get near the top of the Championship if they can bring back the three points from the University of Bolton stadium.

Following last nights draw between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United the Rams sit in 6th position in the league. Bolton finished the Championship just a place above the relegation spots last season and Derby would like to keep them down at the foot of the table with a win over the Trotters today.

Scott Duncan today’s referee

Today’s official will be Scott Duncan from Newcastle upon-Tyne. Mr Duncan first officiated in the Football League on the 10th August 2010, ironically enough in the game which saw the Rams beat Leeds 2-1 at Elland Road.

Nottingham Forest felt the wrath of Mr Duncan during their 1-1 Carabao CUP draw against Bury, the official sending off Jordan Smith in the 33rd minute of the game. Mr Duncan has also taken charge of a Derby County game this season. He oversaw the 2-0 win at Pride Park by the Rams over Ipswich Town.

The season so far has seen Duncan in charge of 9  games in the Championship and EFL (Carabao) Cup. In these games, he has issued 27 yellow cards, and an average of 3 per game and sent off 2 players. He will be ably assisted by Michael George and Mark Dwyer, whilst Matthew Donohue is the 4th official for today’s game.