We’ve now played 10 games (11 including the Capital One Cup) so I thought I’d surf the web for some statistics involving the Rams so far this campaign.
4 goals – Jamie Ward
3 goals – Theo Robinson and Jake Buxton
2 goals – Craig Bryson, Nathan Tyson and Richard Keogh.
1 goal – Conor Sammon, Jeff Hendrick, Paul Coutts and Will Hughes.
5 assists – Michael Jacobs
4 assists – Jamie Ward and Paul Coutts
1 assist – Will Hughes, Craig Bryson and Jeff Hendrick.
Players involved in every minute of action so far
Richard Keogh, John Brayford and Craig Bryson.
The Rams have conceded most goals in the 85-90th minute berth, while most goals scored have come in the 50-55 minutes berth.
Nigel Clough has used 23 players this term.
Derby have the eleventh best home record in the league having picked up 11 points at Pride Park, meanwhile the side have the sixteenth best away record with 5 points on the road. This time last year, Derby were seven points better off and occupied a play-off position.
In the new away and third strip, the Rams are yet to win.
Next opponents Blackburn Rovers have an unbeaten away record this season.
Rovers have the better record with 51 wins, while the Rams have beat Blackburn 38 times. The two clubs have shared 31 draws.
Since the turn of the millennium the clubs have only had 4 league meetings with both clubs having won 2 of them.
Derby have no players in the current squad that was involved in the last meeting with the Lancashire side in 2008.