Blackburn Rovers vs Derby County | Sky Bet Championship | 3:00 pm Saturday 7th December | Sands Venue Stadium
Derby face Wigan in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday. Coverage gets under way live on Sky Sports Football Red Button at 7.40pm; Kick-off 7.45pm.
Unfortunately for Nathan Jones, his team has lost both matches so far, having suffered a 2-1 defeat to QPR on the opening day followed by a 3-1 loss at Charlton Athletic last weekend.
Stoke have to improve, and quickly, so let’s take a look at any possible weaknesses in Phillip Cocu’s team or tactics that they can exploit.
The injury-plagued Dutch midfielder suffered a knee strain throughout the Easter Monday win at Ipswich,
his fourth occurrence of the season following a damaged mythical being, groin and hamstring issues.
Martin Olsson (Achilles) is that the sole alternative traveler as a city, whose playoff hopes all over on Sabbatum when a 2-2 draw with Hull, conclude their home fixtures.
Victory for plug hat would provide them a three-point advantage over seventh-placed Middlesbrough on the ultimate day of the season this weekend,
and on the brink of a play-off end given their superior goal distinction.
Defender Fikayo Tomori may be a doubt when the defender was forced off too soon within the 2-0 triumph at city town on Sabbatum tormented by a dead leg.
Craig Bryson (ankle) and Ashley Cole (groin) stay out when missing the Ashton Gate win.
Duane Holmes (thigh) is back in a competition associated Andy King has come back to coaching when 2 months out with a gliding joint downside,
raising the likelihood that the on-loan Leicester midfielder can be concerned within the playoffs ought to plug hat build it.
Blackburn Rovers vs Derby County Team News
Derby striker Jack Marriott could make his return to action.
Marriott, who has missed the last three games due to a muscle injury, has been back in training and will be assessed.
Tom Huddlestone (hamstring), Richard Keogh (knee) and Ikechi Anya (calf) remain sidelined.
Craig Forsyth and George Evans continue to build up their match fitness with the under-23s after spells out.
Wigan captain Sam Morsy is available again after missing Saturday’s 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest due to a one-match suspension for five yellow cards this season.
The Latics will be without defender Nathan Byrne, who serves his own one-game ban after picking up his fifth booking of the campaign in the victory against Forest.
Boss Paul Cook has confirmed Chelsea loanee Dujon Sterling will start at right-back in Byrne’s absence.
Wigan have won three of their last five games, with all of those victories coming at the DW Stadium.
Blackburn Rovers vs Derby County H2H
Derby have won four of their last five league games against Wigan (W4 D1 L0) since losing 2-1 in October 2014.
Wigan have scored just one goal in their last five league games against Derby (W0 D1 L4), with Gavin Massey scoring in a 2-1 defeat in March 2019.
Derby have lost only three of their last 22 home matches in all competitions (W10 D9 L3), winning each of their last two in a row.
Wigan have won just one of their last 28 away matches in all competitions (W1 D6 L21), a 2-1 win at Leeds in April 2019.
Derby have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 Championship games, though it did come in their last home match in the competition (2-0 vs Luton).
Blackburn Rovers vs Derby County
3:00pm Saturday 7th December