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‘Wait, what?’ – Plenty of Derby fans react to team announcement ahead of play-off final

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Ahead of the Sky Bet Championship play-off final, Derby County boss Frank Lampard has named his team to face Aston Villa at Wembley.

The former Chelsea midfielder will be looking to round off what has been a hugely impressive first season in management, by winning promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

The Rams will be feeling full of confidence going into the clash at Wembley, after beating Leeds United at Elland Road in sensational fashion last time out – goals from Harry Wilson, Mason Mount and Jack Marriott securing a 4-3 win on aggregate.

But despite his brace against the Whites in the semi-finals, Marriott once again starts on the bench, with Mason Bennett keeping his place up top for Derby.

The Rams have been forced into making changes, with Ashley Cole coming in for the suspended Scott Malone at left-back, and Tom Huddlestone comes in for the injured Duane Holmes in midfield.

Apart from that, it’s as you were for the Rams – here, we take a look at their fans’ reactions…


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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