Predicted Derby County XI to play Rotherham United: Lingard to keep place

Match to be played on Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 19:45. Venue: New York Stadium, Rotherham.

Derby County will be looking to get their Championship challenge back on track tomorrow night when they travel to Rotherham.

Steve McClaren will more than likely be determined for his team to react to losing against Reading in the FA Cup in positive fashion and a win would put the Rams outright top of the Championship.

In the league, Derby have been in great form; they haven’t lost a league game since the defeat against Nottingham Forest and that’s been their only league defeat since mid-September.

It will be interesting to see how McClaren sets the team up because Rotherham are scrapping away at the other end of the table.

They are just three points above the bottom three in the Championship, which makes this a very important game for them as they look to try and pull clear of the relegation places.

However, Derby will be the heavy favourites because they have an attack which has scored double the number of goals their opponents have managed this season.

Here’s the possible side that McClaren could go with tomorrow.

Derby County: Grant, Christie, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth, Hendrick, Mascarell, Hughes, Lingard, Ward, Bent

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