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

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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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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 24 October 2014
19:45
Fulham v Charlton  
Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:15
Millwall v Cardiff  
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth  
Bolton v Brentford  
Brighton v Rotherham  
Derby v Wigan  
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld  
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M'boro v Watford  
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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