Tomorrow the Rams take on Coventry City at Pride Park.
Coventry are yet to win away from all season (last won away in April 2011) and lie bottom of the Championship while the Rams are 10th and are looking to reach the 40th point mark. Derby have won 30 of the 76 fixtures compared to City’s 27 and 19 of the clashes have resulted in draws. The Sky Blues have won 2 out of their last 3 League matches, The Rams have won their last 5 out of 6 league matches. Andy Thorn’s side have the poorest attack in the Championship with 20 goals scored in 25 games. They have not scored more than two goals in any game. DCFC are top of the Championship’s current form table.
Striker Nathan Tyson has had a throat infection this week so he is a doubt and Jeff Hendrick could make his injury comeback after returning from an ankle injury to train with the squad this week. Striker Steve Davies is closer to a return from injury after fracturing his skull in October and is expected to be in involved in the Rams’ Derbyshire Senior Cup game against Pinxton next week.
Despite Coventry City being bottom of the table this will be no easy game. My score prediction is 1-0 to Derby.
January Transfer Window-
So far David Martin, Stephen Pearson and Stephen Bywater have left DCFC. Miles Addison has had his loan extended at Barnsley until 28 January 2012. There has been plenty of speculation about Paul Green moving away from pride Park with Ipswich and Hull being rumoured to be interested, Green turned down a new contract offer from Derby earlier in the season as his current contract expires in the summer. Inquiries have been made about Dean Leacock, Lee Croft and Tomasz Cywka – who are currently out of favour in Nigel Clough’s plans. Nigel Clough has said he is reluctant to sign players in January even though he knows he is not blessed with defensive options.
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