Derby County face Hull City on Saturday and Phillip Cocu will be without Krystian Bielik after it was confirmed the midfielder would miss the rest of the season.
Cocu’s side are on a good run of form recently and they will be hoping that they can secure three points against a Hull side that will feature 16-goal Jarrod Bowen.
With that charge lingering in the background at Pride Park, pressure will firmly be on Cocu to deliver three points in front of an expectant home crowd.
One player that will be unavailable for selection is Bielik, having been stretchered off injured in last week’s U23 fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.
Confirmation has since followed that the Polish international will miss the rest of the season, giving Cocu a problem in the middle of the park.
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Along with Bielik on the sidelines is Ikechi Anya, Graeme Shinnie and George Evans through long term problems.
Two players who are 50/50 heading in to the Saturday afternoon fixture are Mason Bennett and Jack Marriott with both on the verge of returning to full fitness.
A win for Derby on Saturday could see the Rams move up to 13th in the Championship standings if results around them go their way.