Derby County host West Brom in the early kick-off in the Championship on Saturday, where both sides will be hoping to justify their pre-season promotion credentials.
Phillip Cocu hasn’t had the easiest of starts to life with Derby, and will be hoping his team can bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Bristol City in midweek.
Phillip Cocu has named his starting XI for the game and there have been a few eyebrows raised at his team selection.
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 24, 2019
Jack Marriott comes into the side after his impressive performance against Bristol City, where he halved the deficit on the night.
But there are also surprise starts for youngsters, Jason Knight, Max Lowe and Lee Buchanan, so it’ll be interesting to see how they cope against a West Brom team that will be up for this one.
Plenty of Derby fans took to social media to issue their thoughts on Cocu’s starting XI.
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Liking that. Come on you Rams!
— Chris Smith (@cspaceram) August 24, 2019
Why on earth drop our best defender?
— stephen. (@dcfcstephen) August 24, 2019
— Harry Ratcliffe (@harry_ratty_) August 24, 2019
Thats a young team … brave !
— ☆ Darren Bowers ☆ (@Darrenbowers4) August 24, 2019
Putting some trust in the youth there let’s hope it pays off
— Cam (@DCFC_Cam) August 24, 2019
What a team
— Phillip Cocu’s Daniel 🐑 (@daniel385723) August 24, 2019
The stuff of dreams lads
— zeph (@HorizonZeph) August 24, 2019
Announce promotion 😍
— Tom Wibberz (@tomwibberz) August 24, 2019
Not sure what Clarkes done wrong
— Andy van der Elliott (@tedmac7275) August 24, 2019
Loving that line up😍 Knight and Buchanan!
— Barnaby & Chris (@AmbroseBarnaby) August 24, 2019