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PREVIEW: The Rams host the Terriers in search of first league double of the season

Updated: Feb 15, 2020


Derby will be looking to complete their first league double of the season, as Danny Cowley’s Huddersfield travel to Pride Park.


The Rams currently sit comfortably in mid-table, occupying 13th, whilst Huddersfield are in 20th, five points clear of the relegation zone thanks to a mini revival under Cowley.

 

The Opposition


Huddersfield come into the game in indifferent form, winning two from their last five, drawing one and losing the other two.


Cowley typically sets his side up in a 4-2-3-1, looking to dominate possession but not always doing so against some of the league’s top sides.


A win for the visitors could see them end the day in 18th, putting further distance between themselves and the threat of back-to-back relegation.

 

Previous Meetings


The Rams have an impressive record against the Terriers, having lost once in the last ten meetings against the Yorkshire side and also have an even more impressive home form against the visitor’s, being unbeaten in 23 home games against them.


The last meeting came in the first week of fixtures for the Championship season. The game finished 2-1 to Derby, where a Tom Lawrence double ensured a fine victory and display in Cocu’s first competitive fixture. This game would be the Rams only league away win for over six months.

 

Team News


The Rams will be forced to change goalkeepers, as Ben Hamer cannot face his parent club, meaning that Kelle Roos will be an almost certain start for Cocu’s side. Derby are also set to be without Tom Huddlestone due to a reoccurring calf injury.


Karlan Grant could make a return from injury for the Terriers, as well as Alex Pritchard and Jonathan Hogg making possible returns for the visitor’s at Pride Park.

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