Buxton back in reckoning for Rams

Jake Buxton could make his first start for Derby in almost four months when Blackpool visit Pride Park on Boxing Day.

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Buxton: Shaken off injury problems

Buxton: Shaken off injury problems

The centre-half started the first six games of the season, but has since been out with hernia and groin problems.

However Buxton played 80 minutes for the reserves earlier this month and completed another game for the second string on Tuesday to put himself in contention.

With Shaun Barker (thigh) and Miles Addison (foot) still out and Dean Leacock (knee) a doubt, Barker could partner Jay McEveley at the heart of the defence as the Rams look to bounce back from a deflating performance in the home defeat by Doncaster.

It is hoped another defender, Fredrik Stoor, will resume training after an ankle injury forced him to miss out last weekend. The on-loan Fulham right-back is set to return to the Premier League club after this game.

Skipper Robbie Savage is expected to be fit despite his recent hamstring problems, while forward Kris Commons could be involved over the festive period after over two months out with the same injury.

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Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
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2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

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