Kasey Palmer to make his debut – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Derby County lineup to face Brentford

Predicted Derby County Lineup To Face Brentford In EFL Championship

Derby are unbeaten since the 28th of November in the league and are flying high near the top of the table. But the last two results have been disappointing for the Rams as they would have hoped to have got more than 2 points from games against an inconsistent Bristol City and mid-table Millwall.

However, manager Gary Rowett would be encouraged by the fact that they haven’t conceded in those two games and are still right up in 2nd place, even if the chasing pack are closing in. Derby will have to put their nerves behind them and grind out a win this weekend when Brentford visit Pride Park.

Team News

The Rams appear to have no new injury concerns. Joe Ledley, Sam Winnall and Ikechi Anya will be hoping for recalls. New signing Kasey Palmer could make his debut for the club.

Probable Derby XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

GK – Scott Carson

The Derby stopper has been pushing for an England recall and is by far the best goalkeeper outside the Premier League. Usually makes one or two important saves during the game to keep the Rams ahead.

RB – Andre Wisdom

The former Liverpool defender has been a solid member of a Derby defence that very rarely concedes. He’s beginning to become a fan favourite.

CB – Richard Keogh

The Derby captain has had an exceptional season in black and white so far. Strong, powerful and willing to put his body on the line, he has everything you need from a good centre-back.

Andre Wisdom

CB – Curtis Davies

Curtis Davies is also enjoying life at Pride Park this season, he is excellent on the ball and so good at reading passes.

LB – Craig Forsyth

The Derby defence picks itself at the moment but Craig Forsyth is arguably the weak link. He can sometimes go missing and loves to get forward, which actually leaves his teammates exposed.

DM – Tom Huddlestone

Huddlestone is a Derby County youth product and has been doing very well on his return to Pride Park, he is not as fast as he once was and needs a player around him to do the running for him. However, nobody else in the team has the range of passing that he does.

DM – George Thorne

Thorne has recently signed a new contract and seems to be over his early season fitness woes. He looks ‘busier’ than he has ever been in the past few seasons and seems to have added more grit to his game.

LW – Andreas Weimann

Known to pop up with the odd goal, Weimann could do with ending his team’s barren run this weekend.

Matej Vydra

CAM – Matej Vydra

Derby County’s top scorer Vydra should sit just behind the striker with a roaming role to pick up the ball and run at defences. Very hard to stop once in full flight.

RW – Kasey Palmer

The loanee from Chelsea could well make his debut for Derby. Could start on the right-wing as Rowett wouldn’t probably move Vydra away from a central position.

ST – Cameron Jerome

The new face in the dressing room will most likely be given this game to prove he deserves a place in the starting lineup. Derby need the goals and perhaps Jerome can provide them.

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