We take a look at why Jacob Butterfield and Tom Ince could be the biggest beneficiaries of the team news coming out of Derby County and Blackburn Rovers prior to their Championship matchup on Wednesday night.
Butterfield in for Jeff Hendrick
As reported in the Derby Telegraph, Jeff Hendrick is a doubt for the game against Blackburn Rovers as he faces a late fitness test.
Summer signing Butterfield would most likely get the nod in place of Hendrick, should he miss the game, and get a big chance to stake a claim to regain his place in the Rams starting eleven.
The former Middlesbrough man has struggled to have the impact he would have liked since his big money move from Huddersfield Town on transfer deadline day and has been named on the bench in the last two games.
A good performance on Wednesday, should he get the nod, could go a long way to kick starting his career in the East Midlands.
Ince will most likely face a makeshift right-back
Ince, who has scored three goals in his last four games, could be up against a makeshift right-back as Rovers have decided against appealing Adam Henley’s red card.
According to Blackburn’s official website, creative midfielder Ben Marshall is likely to get the role at right-back, tasking him with the job of keeping arguably one of the division’s most dangerous and in-form players quiet.
The former England under-21 winger should be able to take advantage of the injury and suspension problems Blackburn are facing and have a big impact on the game.
He will be hungry to bounce back from the last game, where he was largely ineffective, as he looks to challenge Chris Martin to become the club's top goalscorer.