Bywater in line for Rams return

Derby boss Nigel Clough is hopeful Stephen Bywater will be fit for Saturday's Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Last Updated: 19/03/10 at 13:40

Bywater: Missed last two games

Bywater: Missed last two games

Bywater has missed the last two matches with a back problem, with on-loan Liverpool stopper David Martin deputising.

The Rams' number one is responding well to treatment, though, and Clough is optimistic he could return at Hillsborough.

"Stephen is coming along well and the signs are good. He is absolutely desperate to play but we don't want him to rush himself back and be out for longer," said Clough. "We will see how he responds to a bit of light training."

Steven Davies missed the 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough in midweek with a tight hamstring and the striker remains a doubt.

Winger Gary Teale came through 90 minutes in a behind-closed-doors game this week as he continued his return from a torn calf muscle but this game will come too soon for the Scot, whose last appearance was as a substitute at the start of February.

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Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil
Bournemth v Sheff Wed
Charlton v Bolton
Huddersfld v Brighton
Wigan v Reading
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley
19:30
Doncaster v Derby
Saturday, 19 April 2014
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Leicester v QPR  
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Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

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2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

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