Here is the side Derby County have selected for their latest pre-season friendly game.
Derby: Grant, Baird, Warnock, Pearce, Shotton, Thorne, Hendrick, Bryson, Ince, Weimann, Martin
Subs: Carson, Ssewankambo, Christie, Keogh, Forsyth, Hanson, Hughes, Russell, Bent, Sammon, Mitchell
Boss Paul Clement will be looking for marked improvements following frustrated comments in the club’s last two fixtures against Grimsby Town and Northampton Town.
While results aren’t particularly significant at this time of year, Clement will want to see a winning mentality developing within his squad ahead of the more serious games the club will encounter over the next few weeks.
This is a different match to what Derby have faced so far in pre-season and arguably a step up in terms of quality.
It’s a great opportunity for the club’s players to impress the boss, further cementing their chances of starting in the Championship or improving their squad status with a solid display, which captures the imagination of the manager.
Derby then go onto face a friendly game against FC Utrecht at the end of this week.