Paul Clement should consider starting Jamie Hanson and Andreas Weimann against Reading

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Derby County will be looking to record back-to-back away victories when they travel to the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday 15th September.

Paul Clement recorded his first competitive win as Derby County head coach at Preston North End on Saturday and will be eager to make it two in a row when his side travels to Berkshire to play Reading on Tuesday night. 

The win against Preston came at a cost, due to the injury to captain Chris Baird, as Clement will now have to go back to the drawing board to name a side that can travel to Reading and come away with all three points. 

After the 5-1 over Ipswich, the Royals will be itching to test themselves against another early promotion favourite in Derby as they set out to prove they will be one of the promotion challengers this coming season. 

We take a look at why Clement should consider Jamie Hanson and Andreas Weimann for starts against Reading and what they could bring to the table:

The injury to Baird, which combined with a previous injury to George Thorne, means the Rams boss could have to rely on Hanson to play a pivotal part in his plans on Tuesday night. 

Hanson, who has made three starts in six Championship matches for Derby this season, could be asked to drop to an even deeper role in order to fill the void between midfield and defence. 

As a tough tackler and a competent passer of the ball, Hanson does seem like the ideal fit for the position but will need guidance due to his lack of experience. 

Bradley Johnson's presence could be a huge factor in his success at being deployed in this position as he will have someone with experience next to him in order to keep him focused throughout the match.

Despite Tom Ince's form for the Rams last season, and his obvious match-winning ability, he has found this campaign largely frustrating and arguably put in his worst performance of the season at the weekend.

Tuesday could be a good chance for Clement to give Weimann his second start in the Championship this season, with a view to keeping his place in the team, and offer Ince the chance to make a difference from the bench and prove he deserves his place in the starting line-up.  

It would be an incredibly bold decision, given the attacker's ability, but Weimann has proven himself in the Premier League in the past and deserves the chance to oust the out-of-form Ince. 

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