Derby County boss Frank Lampard has made one change for tonight’s crucial play-off second leg against Leeds United with Mason Bennett replacing Dave Nugent.
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 15, 2019
The Rams struggled against Marcelo Bielsa’s side at Pride Park on Saturday, however Kemar Roofe’s goal was all the Whites had to show for their superiority, so it’s very much game on.
And, Lampard has been forced into one change with the experienced Nugent missing out and local lad Bennett coming in to replace him as the central striker in a 4-3-3 formation, with Martyn Waghorn still unavailable.
He has been chosen ahead of summer signing Jack Marriott, who once again has to settle for a place on the bench.
Elsewhere, Duane Holmes is available to provide energy and bite in midfield, with Harry Wilson, Mason Mount and Tom Lawrence the players the visitors will rely on to unlock the Leeds defence.
It’s fair to say the fans weren’t too happy with the team news, particularly Marriott’s omission.
Here’s some of the reaction on Twitter…
Jack Marriott, I'm sorry on behalf of #DCFC
— Sam Ausden (@SPAusden) May 15, 2019
Better than the home leg, UP THE RAMS ????
— Nick (@Nick_davisonn) May 15, 2019
BENNETT IS GOOD BUT WHY THE MARRIOTT AGENDA
— Cam (@DCFC_Cam) May 15, 2019
Announce championship next season
— Wramlington (@ElliotDcfc) May 15, 2019
Bennett up top… okay Frank ????
— DEENY (@Connor11W) May 15, 2019
errrrrrrrrrrm no marriott? :/
— ⚽GemDCFC⚽ (@svengem2011) May 15, 2019
Why are we not playing Jack Marriott in such an important game. He has proved himself against big teams this season. What a joke
— danny (@dannylipp_) May 15, 2019