CONFIRMED: Derby County v Wigan Athletic line-ups - Butland starts!

Derby County West Stand

Here are the confirmed teams for Derby County against Wigan Athletic this afternoon...

Derby County starting XI: Butland; Christie, Keogh, Whitbread, Forsyth; Eustace, Hughes, Bryson; Ibe, Russell, Martin

Subs:  Roos, Buxton, Dawkins, Hendrick, Calero, Best, Mascarell

Wigan Athletic starting XI: Carson, Tavernier, Barnett, Kiernan, Figueroa; McManaman, Huws, Forshaw, Espinoza, Cowie; Fortune

Subs: Al Habsi, Riera, McClean, Maloney, Waghorn, Kvist, Delort

League leaders Derby County will be looking to remain in top spot in the Championship table when they face Wigan Athletic at the iPro Stadium this afternoon.

Steve McClaren's men have lost just once this season, and are currently on an impressive run of five wins in their last seven games, drawing the remaining two fixtures.

The Rams' 1-0 win over Blackpool in midweek handed them top spot in the Championship table, and with the league's meanest defence, a goal-shy Wigan face a tough task in their bid to kick start their season.

Uwe Rosler's side have made a dismal start to the campaign, winning just twice and scoring only 12 goals - a tally which leaves them as the fourth lowest goalscorers in the division - which has them hovering precariously above the drop zone in 20th place.

With no win since the end of August, the pressure is mounting on former Brentford boss Rosler - and if form is anything to go by, his Latics could struggle to get anything out of today's game.

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