Confirmed Derby County v Bristol City line-ups: Darren Bent handed surprise start

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Derby County face Bristol City tonight - here is how the teams line up.

Derby County starting line-up: Grant; Christie, Keogh, Shackell, Warnock; Hendrick, Johnson; Ince, Weimann, Russell; Bent.

Derby County substitutes: Mitchell, Martin, Baird, Butterfield, Hanson, Shotton, Thorne.

Bristol City starting line-up: Fielding, Bennett, Flint, Moore, Baker, Williams, Bryan, Smith, Pack, Freeman, Agard.

Bristol City substitutes: O'Leary, Ayling, Little, Reid, Cox, Wilbraham, Kodjia.

Derby County and Bristol City lock horns at the iPro Stadium this evening in the Championship, with Paul Clement's Rams unbeaten in their last four games.

Derby rescued a 2-2 draw against unbeaten league leaders Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon, and manager Clement has rung the changes tonight.

Jacob Butterfield, George Thorne and Chris Martin are all dropped to the bench, with Jeff Hendrick, Johnny Russell and Darren Bent coming in to the side, with the latter handed a surprise start after a series of cameo appearances from the bench.

Meanwhile, opponents Bristol City ended a four-match winless run with a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday, but manager Steve Cotterill has surprisingly left Jonathan Kodjia on the bench despite scoring in that win at weekend.

Goalkeeper Frank Fielding returns to face this former club this evening, whilst former Nottingham Forest man Simon Cox is available from the bench.

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