Derby County are looking to build on their Tuesday night victory over Ipswich Town as they entertain Preston North End on Saturday.
The Rams and Preston have been allocated David Webb (no not the former Chelsea and Rams player) but the 4th official in the Tuesday night victory over Ipswich Town.
Webb has refereed just 2 Championship matches this season, Rotherham v Ipswich Town and Brentford against Sheffield Wednesday. He has issued 4 yellow cards in the two games and no red cards. He also refereed in the Carabao Cup game between Swindon and Forest Green, this time issuing no cards.
Derby County are set to be without midfielder George Evans following his midweek freak injury to his knee. Having originally thought the injury could be a lengthy lay-off for the new Derby player, scans have shown that the damage was not as bad as first thought, but Evans still faces a few weeks on the sideline for the injury to mend. The good news is that no surgery will be involved in his recuperation.
The Rams are otherwise free of injury and may be adding to the squad to face Preston as long-time injured Iketchi Anya had a good game for the Derby U23 game this week, scoring a screamer of a goal in the process. Tom Huddlestone is also likely to feature in the squad to face Preston following injury.
Derby County are hoping for the same result as last season in the corresponding match, which ended 1-0 to the Rams. A 58th Minute penalty, scored by Matej Vydra settled the issue on the 15th August 2017. The Rams went on to win the game at Deep Dale by the same score, this time a Tom Lawrence goal in the 52nd minutes brought all the points back to Derby.
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