Derby County welcome Barnsley to Pride Park on Saturday looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their defeat to QPR in midweek.
Macauley Bonne’s late header ensured it was the R’s that claimed all three points and the Rams dropped to one place off the bottom of the table.
They now host a Barnsley side that are fresh off a midweek defeat themselves but that have made a stronger start to the season than Phillip Cocu’s men.
Derby are still in pursuit of their second Championship win of the season and may feel that the visit of the Tykes is a fantastic opportunity to get it.
With that in mind, we’ve outlined all the Rams’ team news ahead of Saturday’s game…
Perhaps the biggest news ahead of the game is that the Dutchman will not be in the dugout as he is currently self-isolating but he has still picked the team for tomorrow’s clash.
First team coach Liam Rosenior will take charge for the visit of the Tykes, with the Rams boss due to return for the first game back after the international break – a trip to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City.
Derby’s summer signing is yet to feature for the senior side and it appears he won’t get a chance to do that until after the international break.
The Athletic’s Ryan Conway has reported that he missed today’s U23s clash against Tottenham U23s due to illness.
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The 19-year-old was left out of the squad for the midweek game against QPR as Cocu wanted to ensure he didn’t burn out.
That would suggest that Buchanan is likely to return against Barnsley, with Rosenior indicating there were no new injury problems.
The experienced striker is yet to find the net for the Rams and could well be included tonight, though it seems as though he is only ready for the bench.
Rosenior told the press that the club have been careful to get him up to full fitness but that the 34-year-old is close to being ready to play a full 90.