Confirmed Derby County v Aston Villa lineups: Jedinak misses out, Tshibola injured

Derby County host Aston Villa in the Championship this evening.

Derby County will be hoping to make it two wins in a row when they take on Aston Villa this evening.

After opening the campaign with a draw and a defeat, the Rams won their first game of the season with a late 1-0 victory over Preston North End in midweek.

Tonight, Nigel Pearson - once linked with the Aston Villa job - looks for his first home league win since becoming Derby boss this summer.

Pearson unsurprisingly sticks with the same side this evening, as Tuesday's matchwinner Craig Forsyth keeps his place at left back, whilst there are also starts for the likes of Richard Keogh, Will Hughes and Tom Ince, along with former Aston Villa goalkeeper Scott Carson.

The bench features former Villa striker Darren Bent, alongside Chris Baird, Bradley Johnson and Alex Pearce, as well as Abdoul Camara and Nick Blackman in an attack-minded bench.

Meanwhile, visitors Villa have also opened their season with four points from the first three games, and will hope to grab a first away win today.

Tuesday saw Villa throw away a lead over Huddersfield with a bizarre goal, as Pierluigi Gollini's clearance cannoned of Michael Hefele for an equaliser.

Despite being criticised since, Gollini keeps his place in goal, and will be marshalled by a back four of Leandro Bacuna, Tommy Elphick, James Chester and Aly Cissokho.

There is no place for new signing Mile Jedinak, who hasn't been given clearance to play just yet, following a midweek move from Crystal Palace.

Fellow midfielder Aaron Tshibola also misses out through injury, meaning Ashley Westwood and Gary Gardner start in the middle of the park.

Jordan Ayew, Jack Grealish and Ross McCormack will support Rudy Gestede in attack, whilst the likes of Jordan Amavi, Andre Green, Micah Richards and Libor Kozak are on the bench.

Derby lineup


  • Scott Carson
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Craig Forsyth
  • Richard Keogh
  • Jason Shackell
  • Craig Bryson
  • Jacob Butterfield
  • Will Hughes
  • Tom Ince
  • Chris Martin
  • Johnny Russell

Substitutes: Lee Grant, Chris Baird, Alex Pearce, Bradley Johnson, Abdoul Camara, Darren Bent, Nick Blackman.

Aston Villa lineup


  • Pierluigi Gollini
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • James Chester
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Tommy Elphick
  • Gary Gardner
  • Jack Grealish
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Rudy Gestede
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Ross McCormack

Substitutes: Mark Bunn, Jordan Amavi, Nathan Baker, Alan Hutton, Micah Richards, Andre Green, Libor Kozák.

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