Predicted Derby County line-up to face Blackburn in the Championship
Derby County will look to bounce back against Blackburn Rovers after a disappointing defeat at Rotherham on Saturday. Derby manager Frank Lampard was sent off to the stands as a 10-man Derby were beaten at Rotherham.
The game against Blackburn offers Lampard’s Derby a chance to bounce back immediately. However, the visitors could pose a serious threat on Tuesday at Pride Park.
Tom Lawrence starts his three-game suspension against Blackburn after being shown a straight red for a horror tackle on Rotherham’s Richie Towell.
Meanwhile, Curtis Davies and George Evans are still sidelined.
Probable Derby XI
Manager: Frank Lampard
Scott Carson (GK)
Derby’s undisputed No.1 in goal, Carson should keep his place against Blackburn on Tuesday.
Jayden Bogle (RB)
Bogle has been a bundle of energy for the Rams at right-back and had a solid game at Rotherham following his return from injury. He is expected to retain his place on Tuesday.
Richard Keogh (CB)
Keogh continues to be Derby’s defensive leader in the absence of Curtis Davies. He has to be at his best if the Rams are to bounce back to winning ways.
Fikayo Tomori (CB)
Tomori and Keogh have built a formidable partnership at the back, with the former showing a lot of promise. Tomori is young and needs to continue his good run of form to continue developing under Lampard.
Craig Forsyth (LB)
Forsyth will look to make amends against Blackburn after enduring a disappointing outing at Rotherham on Saturday.
Tom Huddlestone (CM)
Huddlestone is slowly coming back to his best after recovering from a long-term injury. He adds a lot of bite to Derby’s midfield, which keeps the team ticking.
Bradley Johnson (CM)
The presence of Huddlestone would allow Johnson to enjoy more time in the attack and make an impact in the final third. An energetic midfielder, Johnson needs to start adding goals to his game.
Mason Bennett (RW)
Bennett’s pace and directness could give Blackburn defenders a tough time at Pride Park. He should be deployed on the right wing.
Mason Mount (CAM)
Starting as the No.10 could be Mount, who has had an excellent campaign so far. Blessed with quick feet and vision, Mount would look to pierce the Blackburn defence with his creativity and get on the score sheet as well.
Florian Jozefzoon (LW)
Quick, agile and industrious, Jozefzoon will look to make early inroads in the game. Due to his speed, he would also be a fantastic outlet for counter-attacks.
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Jack Marriott (ST)
Marriott is yet to hit his stride at Derby following his summer switch from Peterborough. The competition for the place is really high and Marriott needs to take his opportunities well.