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Seven-goal striker starts: The Derby XI we expect Lampard to play tomorrow v Leeds

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Derby County have it all to to do if they are to progress to the Championship play-off final after losing the first-leg of their semi-final to Leeds United 1-0 on Saturday.

After a closely thought first half at Pride Park, Leeds took the lead just before the hour mark when Jack Harrison’s excellent pass was slotted home by Kemar Roofe.

The visitors survived immense pressure, some penalty controversy and got away with a red-card decision before the final whistle finally blew.

In the other semi-final it was Aston Villa who took the advantage into their second-leg against West Brom after triumphing 2-1 at Villa Park.

But for Frank Lampard, his focus will not be going beyond Wednesday night and the daunting trip to Elland Road.

After a fairly lacklustre first-leg he will have a few selection dilemmas leading up to kick-off, but how will he line-up?

Here is what we expect…

Well, ultimately there is not likely to be much change at all. The back five will remain the same with Kelle Roos protected by Scott Malone, Fikayo Tomori, Richard Keogh and Jayden Bogle.

The midfield pairing of Bradley Johnson and Duane Holmes is likely to remain unchanged, especially after Tom Huddlestone’s unconvincing cameo at Pride Park.

One change that will surely be made in attack is Jack Marriott coming in for David Nugent. It was a change left far too late by Lampard in the first-leg.

Marriott will give Tom Lawrence, Mason Mount and Harry Wilson a lot more opportunity to cause some serious damage to the back-line.


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Article title: Seven-goal striker starts: The Derby XI we expect Lampard to play tomorrow v Leeds

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