Lawrence and Nugent to start – Predicted Derby County XI to face Preston North End

Predicted Derby County XI to face Preston North End in the Championship

Derby County will host Preston North End at the Pride Park this Saturday. The Rams have gotten off to a decent start under new manager Frank Lampard but they must aim to bag all 3 points against Preston this weekend.

Lampard’s men successfully pulled off a win against Ipswich Town in the midweek clash but they must continue their good form in the weekend as well.

Team News

Going into this game, Derby have no fresh injury concerns barring George Evans, who picked up a knock against Ipswich.

Probable Derby County XI

Manager: Frank Lampard

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Scott Carson (GK)

Carson is a reliable presence in goal and he should receive a start against Preston.

Jayden Bogle (RB)

With skills and power that belie his age, Bogle is a highly promising player for Derby. He should find himself in the starting XI this weekend.

Fikayo Tomori (CB)

Tomori continues to impress at the heart of the defence and he must put up a strong show against Preston.

Richard Keogh (CB)

As always, Keogh should partner Tomori at centre-back.

Scott Malone (LB)

After an underwhelming performance by Craig Forsyth against Ipswich, Lampard must deploy Malone in this role.

Craig Bryson (DM)

Bryson can control the midfield quite effectively and he will be a key player for the Rams this weekend.

Bradley Johnson (DM)

Since Evans picked up a knock against Ipswich midweek, Johnson should be deployed alongside Bryson.

Tom Lawrence (LW)

Lawrence continues to be a force to reckon with for Derby and he will be instrumental at carving out chances in the final third.

Tom Lawrence

Mason Mount (AM)

Mount has the potential to do better in the games to come and he should receive another chance this weekend.

Florian Josefzoon (RW)

Jozefzoon’s influence is unparalleled and he will play a major role in breaking down a stubborn Preston defence. Furthermore, his ability to chip in with the odd goal or two will also prove to be beneficial for Derby.

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David Nugent (ST)

Nugent is one of Derby’s better performers and he should lead the line on Saturday.

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Written by Meghna Sengupta

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