Vaughan makes Rams trip to Palace

Manager Nigel Clough has confirmed new signing James Vaughan will play some part in Derby's Championship game at Crystal Palace.

Last Updated: 18/09/09 at 13:17

Vaughan: Included in Palace squad

Vaughan: Included in Palace squad

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The 21-year-old has moved to Pride Park on a three-month loan deal from Everton to help ease the Rams' striker problems with Steve Davies (ankle) still out and Chris Porter (hip) and Giles Barnes (Achilles) long-term absentees.

"Team-wise it is a boost to have another body available to us," said Clough. "With Rob Hulse, Kris Commons, Paul Dickov and James Vaughan we have some excellent options open to us.

"It is up to us now to decide who we start on Saturday, but I think James will certainly play some part in the game."

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that Jake Buxton requires a hernia operation. The defender has been experiencing discomfort in his stomach and tests have revealed the problem.

He could be out for up to six weeks - approximately the same amount of time as midfielder Paul Green who has suffered a setback in his recovery from a foot injury.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 08 August 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Cardiff  
Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Brentford v Charlton  
Brighton v Sheff Wed  
Derby v Rotherham  
Huddersfld v Bournemth  
Middlesbro' v Birmingham  
Millwall v Leeds  
N Forest v Blackpool  
Watford v Bolton  
Wigan v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Birmingham 0 0 0
2 Blackburn 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0
4 Bolton 0 0 0
5 Bournemth 0 0 0
6 Brentford 0 0 0
7 Brighton 0 0 0
8 Cardiff 0 0 0
9 Charlton 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0
12 Huddersfld 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0
14 Leeds 0 0 0
15 Middlesbro' 0 0 0
16 Millwall 0 0 0
17 Norwich 0 0 0
18 N Forest 0 0 0
19 Reading 0 0 0
20 Rotherham 0 0 0
21 Sheff Wed 0 0 0
22 Watford 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 18 Jun 2014

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