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James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Tuesday, August 20th 2019

Preview: Derby County (A)

Lee Johnson's squad go in search of building on Saturday's first win of the season against QPR with the Rams up next in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Robins head to Pride Park for the midweek encounter.

The Rams, under the new management of Phillip Cocu, are in good spirits themselves being unbeaten in all competitions so far and they relied on Martyn Waghorn's to draw with Stoke City last time out.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Tuesday, August 20th
  • Kick-off: 7.45pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Pride Park
  • Officials: Stephen Martin (referee), Mark Jones (assistant referee), Paul Hodskinson (assistant referee), Trevor Kettle (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

BRISTOL CITY v Derby County:
W: 18 (25%)
D: 18
L: 37

 

FORM - Last five games (all competitions)
Bristol City: LDD*W (*L 4-5 on penalties)
Derby County: WDD*D (*W 5-4 on penalties)

Can Benik Afobe make it two goals from two games?

CLUB NEWS

  • More than 560 supporters will be making the trip to the Midlands.
  • Tickets for City's home games in October went on priority sale on Monday morning.
  • Click here for highlights from City's 2-0 victory v QPR.
  • Derby's Jayden Bogle will miss the game having been sidelined with an ankle injury.
  • Team news: Jay Dasilva (tibia fracture) out for up to five months, Korey Smith continues his recovery.
Niclas Eliasson in action v Derby in pre-season

WORD FROM THE CAMP

Speaking in their pre-match interviews, Lee Johnson explained how he is relishing the chance to take on Derby County in a competitive game, following their disrupted meetings in pre-season.

And the influential Kasey Palmer explains how he much he is enjoying being a part of the City setup on a permanent basis, after making last season's loan spell permanent in the summer.

Famara Diédhiou scored the final goal in a 4-1 home win in 2017

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

Bristol City 4-1 Derby County
Saturday, September 16th 2017
Sky Bet Championship
Scorer: Cauley Woodrow 50', Bobby Red 55' (pen), Jamie Paterson 83', Famara Diédhiou 90+1'
Att: 19,743

A stunning second-half fightback saw City out-gun free-scoring Derby County at Ashton Gate and continue their prosperous start to September.

Matej Vydra had already hit the post for the visitors before he opened the scoring from the penalty spot after a foul by Frank Fielding.

But City’s response after the interval was emphatic; Cauley Woodrow and Bobby Reid – from the penalty spot – both scoring inside a five-minute period.

Jamie Paterson sealed the win with a brilliant free kick before Famara Diedhiou put the icing on the cake in stoppage time.

Bristol City: Fielding, Wright, Flint, Baker, Bryan, Paterson, Smith, Pack, Leko (Brownhill 64'), Reid (O'Dowda 81), Woodrow (Diédhiou 65). Subs not used: Steele, Magnusson, Eliasson, Taylor. 

AND FINALLY...

Tickets remain available via Supporter Services for City's trip to Pride Park (see link below). It will also be pay on the night for fans travelling without a ticket.

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