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Preview: Derby County

1 March 2013

The Rams have seen their hopes of a play-off place slip over recent weeks having failed to win in their last five games, however it it not all good news as the Eagles aim to rectify their struggles on the road as Derby have remained unbeaten at home in their last five matches.

In fact County have only suffered two defeats on their own patch during the Championship campaign and average two goals a game from their 17 encounters at Pride Park.

Nigel Clough's side currently sit in 12th position in the table and they have spent the majority of their campaign in mid table. The 11 goals of Jamie Ward have proved crucial while Theo Robinson and Connor Salmon have also chipped in with a decent amount.

Derby County: Former Palace striker Chris Martin is set to make his home debut after his loan move from Norwich City last week, and the Rams can call upon the services of left back Gareth Roberts after he completed a suspension, and Jake Buxton has also recovered from a knee injury suffered in December. However 17 year old midfielder Will Hughes misses out with a groin problem and joins Mark O’Brien, James O’Connor, Shaun Barker and Kieron Freeman in the treatment room.

Crystal Palace: Ian Holloway continues to assess Wilfried Zaha's dead leg and ankle injury which kept him out of the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, but Andre Moritz has been included in the squad. Joel Ward, Danny Gabbidon and Paddy McCarthy could be involved over the next few weeks but Owen Garvan, Darcy Blake and Alex Nimely remain out.

Referee: Andrew Madley
Assistants: Paul Graham and Graham Horwood
Fourth Official‭: Stephen Martin

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD: (home and away)
Derby winsDrawsPalace wins
FA Cup100
League Cup110

Adults £28.00
Senior Concessions 60+ £17.50
U18yrs £12.50

All supporters that purchase a concessionary rate ticket are required to bring proof of age with them to the stadium. If a supporter cannot provide proof of age when questioned they will be required to upgrade their ticket to the adult rate before being let in the stadium.

A coach will depart Selhurst at 2pm, costing season ticket holders/members £22.00 and guests £24.00.

Information on Pride Park for visiting fans can be found here.

Due to the use of pyrotechnics at other recent football matches in the UK, we would like to remind all supporters that bringing a pyrotechnic item into a football stadium is a criminal offence.

Any person found to be in possession of such items will be arrested and dealt with accordingly.

Police will be using sniffer dogs to ensure no illegal items are taken into the stadium.

Derby County to win: 17/10
Draw: 12/5
Palace to win: 9/5

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