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Match Preview | Derby County (A)

All the information you need ahead of tomorrow's match...

1 April 2021

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The Hatters are eyeing a continuation of their form prior to the international break as they return to action against Derby County tomorrow afternoon.

After beating Preston North End, Nathan Jones’ side have so far amassed 50 points with nine matches left to play, whilst Derby are without a win in their last seven games.

 

Mick Harford said:

(You can watch the full version of the press conference here

On Wayne Rooney: “We have an idea obviously we have watched Derby’s games and he is a legend in English football and now he’s in his first step in management and I think he has done really well. They have some exciting players, they have some good young players blended with experience so it is going to be a tough game, it always is at Pride Park but it is a challenge we look forward to.”

 

Who?

Derby County have been a Championship outfit ever since their relegation from the Premier League in 2008. The Rams have the reached the play-off final twice since but failed to reach the top flight.

 

The Manager – Wayne Rooney

After beginning the season as a player, Wayne Rooney stepped up to lead Derby’s coaching team in November following former manager Phillip Cocu’s departure. The position then became a permanent one in January this year after the decision to call time on his illustrious playing career to concentrate on management.

 

Main threat – Colin Kazim-Richards

Following his arrival at Pride Park in October, Colin Kazim-Richards has become the clubs’ top scorer this season with seven goals to his name.

The 34-year-old has played for several clubs far and wide in his career to date, leaving Mexican side CF Pachuca prior to joining the Rams.

 

When and where?

Kick-off is 3pm at Pride Park on Friday 2nd April.

 

Man in the middle?

The referee for Friday’s match is Andy Woolmer – who most recently took charge of the Hatters during the home defeat against Queens Park Rangers in January.

 

Played before?

The two sides met early on this season and Jordan Clark scored a late winner to help the Hatters claim a second win in a row against the Rams.

You can watch the highlights from that match by clicking down below…


Follow the action

All fixtures over the Easter Weekend are classified as weekend fixtures, so please note that our match against Derby County on Friday will not be available automatically to season ticket holders.

You can purchase an iFollow match pass for the game via the link below.


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