Fleetwood Town face Derby County on Tuesday 5 December at Pride Park in the EFL Trophy, and in this preview we have all you need to know ahead of the 7pm kick-off in Derbyshire.
Fixture: Derby County vs Fleetwood Town
Competition: Bristol Street Motors Trophy (Round of 32)
Date: Tuesday 5 December 2023
Venue: Pride Park
DERBY COUNTY TEAM NEWS
It will mark the second time this season that the Rams have taken on the Cod Army at Pride Park, with Paul Warne's men edging the league fixture 1-0 back in August thanks to a first half goal from striker Martyn Waghorn.
Midfielder Korey Smith (knee) was injured in the recent 2-1 home win over Bristol Rovers and missed the 1-0 success at Port Vale last week. He is continuing his work with the medical team and is set to miss out once again.
Striker Conor Washington (ankle) will be out of action for around three months with the ankle injury he picked up while on international duty with Northern Ireland last month. Defender Callum Elder (ankle) is back on the grass after a month out of action but remains missing for Tuesday evening's match.
Midfielder Liam Thompson (quad) is closing in on a return to training after a lengthy spell on the sidelines and will miss out once again. Defender Jake Rooney (knee) has undergone surgery on his damaged ACL and is set to be out of action for a lengthy period of time.
On loan Sunderland midfielder Elliot Embleton has returned to his parent club after injuring his quad in training last month and, after undergoing surgery, is to be out of action for several months.
LAST TIME THE TWO SIDES MET
Derby County 1-0 Fleetwood Town
Fleetwood Town fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Derby County on Saturday afternoon at Pride Park. In a game which saw both sides create gilt-edged chances, it was the hosts who took the spoils in Derbyshire as Martyn Waghorn’s first-half goal was enough to take all three points, despite Town having one chalked off and two more strikes hitting the woodwork.
Venue: Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8XL
IFOLLOW DETAILS YOU NEED TO KNOW
On the evening of the game, there will be two matchday packages available for overseas supporters, and two for UK-based supporters - buy your iFollow pass HERE!
Video Match Pass - £10 (U.K and Overseas)
Audio Match Pass - £2.50 (U.K and Overseas)
Those who choose the Audio Match Pass option will get access to just the commentary, which will be provided by our partners, BBC Radio Lancashire. Season passes are available with audio passes for only £45 for the season, for all UK-based members of the Cod Army!
Supporters who can watch the game live, they will also get commentary as part of their package.
If you want to view the packages available for the rest of the season, click HERE so you don't need to worry about much between now and the end of the season.
WHAT LEE JOHNSON HAD TO SAY AHEAD OF THE GAME
Supporters can watch the gaffer's pre-match interview onlline HERE where he discussed the performance against Cambridge and how he knows his side need to raise their game if they are to progress in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy against Derby tonight.