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30-year-old starts: The Derby County XI that Lampard should play v Hull tomorrow

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Derby County take on Hull this weekend, in what could prove to be a crucial game that defines where Derby sit amongst their promotion rivals this season. 

Frank Lampard’s side face a tough test against a Hull side that will be looking to close the gap on the Rams with a positive result.

We look at how Lampard’s side could line-up at the weekend.

It’s unlikely we’ll see wholesale changes, especially with a number of key players still currently sidelined through injury.

But Frank Lampard has already confirmed to the Derby Telegraph that both Ashley Cole and Andy King are expected to be included in the squad for the game this weekend.

Cole is likely to replace Scott Malone who could certainly benefit from a spell out of the team after being a regular in the side of late.

Duane Holmes is likely to retain his place at right-back, despite competition from Andre Wisdom for a starting spot in defence.

Andy King could replace George Evans as Lampard looks to keep his midfield fresh ahead of a hectic second-half of the season where the games come thick and fast.

The attacking trio behind David Nugent are unlikely to be changed, with Harry Wilson likely to provide the main threat going forward for the Rams.

Nugent is likely to start, with Jack Marriott still struggling for fitness on his return from injury.

It’s a game that Derby need to be winning, especially if they want to strengthen their grip on a play-off position, against a Hull side that are slowly closing the gap on them.

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