Derby County Preview

Match Preview | Derby County (A)

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Argyle face Derby County this Saturday at Pride Park Stadium, looking to extend their winning streak to three matches in Sky Bet League One.

Following The Pilgrims’ midweek Papa John’s Trophy tie against Bristol Rovers, which finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Argyle winning a shoot-out, Argyle face a Derby side managed by Liam Rosenior. who has led The Rams to sixth place in League One and have picked up 11 points from six games this season, one point fewer than Argyle.

Last Saturday, Derby staged a dramatic late comeback against 10-man Peterborough United, scoring two goals in the space of three minutes to secure an impressive 2-1 win against a side who, like Derby, were relegated from the Championship last season.

The Rams have won all five of their home fixtures this season, three in the league, with wins also coming against Oxford United and Barnsley.

Away from home, they are yet to score, but had goalless draws at Shrewsbury Town and Fleetwood Town, and a 1-0 loss at Charlton Athletic.

County have scored only four goals in the league this season, one of them coming from former Pilgrim Conor Hourihane who amassed 142 appearances for The Greens netting 16 times as well as captaining the club in the 2013/14 season.

This will be the first time the two sides have met in 12 years. On that occasion, Argyle won 1-0 thanks to a goal by Jamie Mackie, although the last trip to Pride Park ended in defeat, Miles Addison scoring a 90th minute winner as The Rams won 2-1 having trailed to an Alan Judge goal.

Schumacher Says
“They’ve got some really good players. They play some lovely football. They have loads of good movement, and players that complement that. We could see that once they started signing players in the summer following their takeover. At a huge, sold-out Pride Park it is going to be a good game, and we’re really looking forward to it.

Argyle Team News
Mickel Miller, Conor Grant, and James Bolton are expected to miss out with injuries that have prevented them from playing this season so far. Sam Cosgrove, having signed on Thursday, comes into the reckoning. 

We have sold over 2,000 tickets for the away end at Pride Park. However, there is no pay on the day option. Please do not travel without a ticket.

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