Predicted Derby County Lineup To Face Norwich City In The EFL Championship
Gary Rowett and his Derby County team couldn’t be on a better run right now. They are 11 games unbeaten and got over their ‘drawing’ slump by beating Brentford 3-0 last time out. They sit 2nd in the table with the highest number of points that they have had in quite a few years in the Championship.
Despite all this, they only sit 1 point above Aston Villa who are also on an incredible run themselves. As the pressure on Derby mounts, they must keep getting points on the board and their game against Norwich this weekend is no different. Derby have no new injury concerns and go into this weekend full of confidence. But they will have to be at their very best to beat a tough Norwich side.
Probable Derby XI
Manager: Gary Rowett
GK – Scott Carson
Recently signed a new contract and always comes up with one amazing save during a game. Part of a very successful defensive unit.
RB – Andre Wisdom
Often finds himself as the ‘extra man’ in an attacking sense, and is solid and dependable in defence.
CB – Curtis Davies
The ex-Hull City player carries on his excellent form at the centre of Derby’s defence. His calming influence keeps them ticking over.
CB – Richard Keogh
The talismanic leader of the Derby County team who would run through brick walls to see his beloved team in the Premier League, a real fan favourite.
LB – Marcus Olsson
The only part of the back line to change in recent weeks, Olsson has won his place back from Craig Forsyth. He is a threat going forward.
CM – Tom Huddlestone
Last weekend, Huddlestone got his first goal for Derby despite making his debut for the club 14 years ago, quite a wait.
CM – George Thorne
Thorne has been given his first decent run in the side since coming back from injury and has provided some solid performances in the middle of the park.
RW – Kasey Palmer
The Chelsea youth product will be the only change to a Derby team that picks itself but his ability to unlock a defence will be important against a strong Norwich defence.
CF – Matej Vydra
Derby’s top scorer is only getting better and was a stand out performer in last weekend’s victory. He will be looking to cause the damage again.
LW – Tom Lawrence
He has been asked by his manager to ‘play through’ his bad patch of form that he is currently in, but he can still cause problems for any defence.
ST – Cameron Jerome
Should keep his place after scoring his first goal for the Rams and will be looking to score against his former club.