Match to be played on Tuesday 10th February 2015 at 19:45. Venue: Goldsands Stadium, Bournemouth.
Steve McClaren will stress the need for his team to secure three points, which will move them into the outright lead in the Championship.
That will give the side something to defend and will allow the team to press on over the final chunk of the season, as they look to secure the title.
The Rams go into the game full of confidence after a big win in the league against Bolton.
The attack is in good form though the defence will have to battle well with the Cherries likely to pile the pressure on from the first whistle.
Derby may have to soak up a lot of pressure before taking advantage of any half chances, which fall for them at the other end.
It will be interesting to see whether McClaren sets the side up with a more defensive outlook or whether he sticks with the same sort of side that was so comprehensive in the game against Bolton.
Here’s the potential side that McClaren could go with.
Derby County: Grant, Shotton, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth, Hendrick, Mascarell, Hughes, Ward, Martin, Ince