Savage dilemma for Rams boss

Derby boss Nigel Clough must decide whether to recall skipper Robbie Savage for Tuesday night's Championship trip to QPR.

Last Updated: 22/03/10 at 14:22

Savage: Was rested

Savage: Was rested

The midfielder was rested for Saturday's goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday, with Michael Tonge moving into the centre of midfield to partner Paul Green and Gilles Sunu starting on the right.

Whether Clough starts with the same side or recall the experienced Savage as the Rams continue their battle to avoid relegation remains to be seen.

Stephen Bywater will start in goal once again after returning at Hillsborough following a back problem.

Steve Davies (hamstring) was on the bench at the weekend but Rob Hulse and Chris Porter are likely to continue in attack.

Fit-again trio Gary Teale, Lee Croft and Lee Hendrie will be hoping for a recall to the squad, while Kris Commons (hamstring) is targeting a return for the clash with Ipswich on Easter Monday. Miles Addison (foot) is a long-term absentee.

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Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
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15:00
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Watford v Ipswich
Monday, 21 April 2014
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Position Team P GD PTS
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2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 43 -1 62
10 Blackburn 43 3 61
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Charlton 42 -24 42
21 Blackpool 43 -27 42
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

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