Derby County v Huddersfield Town

4 Mar

Derby manager Darren Wassall


Derby manager Darren Wassall expects to have midfielder Will Hughes available at some stage before the campaign ends

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TEAM NEWS

Derby manager Darren Wassall has virtually a full squad available to face Huddersfield, with only midfielder Will Hughes still out through injury.

Darren Bent, Nick Blackman and Andreas Weimann are all vying for returns in the fifth-placed side’s attack.

Huddersfield’s Jonathan Hogg is out for two months with a knee injury sustained in last week’s defeat to Ipswich.

Philip Billing is currently serving a three-match ban and fellow midfielder Emyr Huws (ankle) remains sidelined.

MATCH FACTS

  • Derby are unbeaten in 21 games at home against Huddersfield in all competitions, last tasting defeat to the Terriers on home soil in November 1957 (W19 D2).
  • Huddersfield haven’t kept a clean sheet at Derby since August 1947 and have conceded 65 goals in 26 visits since then (all competitions), including three on each of their last five visits.
  • After no wins in four home league games and three consecutive games without a goal at the IPro, Derby secured victory last time out against Blackburn.
  • Indeed, the Rams are looking for back-to-back home wins for the first time since Boxing Day.
  • The Terriers have scored in each of their last 11 away trips in the Championship, though they have only won on three occasions (D3 L5).
  • Derby striker Chris Martin has scored as many league goals in his last two games as he did in his previous 19 matches combined (2).

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