Derby v Bristol City preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between Derby and Bristol City at Pride Park.

Last Updated: 29/04/11 at 12:29

Anderson: Back for Rams

Anderson: Back for Rams

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Russell Anderson will replace Shaun Barker at the heart of the Derby defence.

Barker has undergone surgery on the troublesome knee problem that has dogged him for much of the season and he will miss the Rams' remaining two Championship matches.

Anderson will partner Daniel Ayala at centre-half, getting the nod over Miles Addison and Dean Leacock.

Leacock will return to the squad after missing the Easter fixtures due to illness.

Striker Chris Porter, who is out of contract this summer, returns to the squad after a hamstring injury and youngsters Callum Ball and Jeff Hendrick will be included again.

The match will be Robbie Savage's final home game for Derby as the veteran midfielder is set to retire at the end of the season.

Bristol City captain Louis Carey will be assessed ahead of the trip to Pride Park.

The defender only recently returned following a fractured skull and boss Keith Millen 'remains concerned' about the 34-year-old.

Should Carey not be risked, James Wilson could make his first Championship start.

Millen is considering giving reserve goalkeeper Dean Gerken a run-out in one of the final two matches this season. The move would end David James' ever-present record in the league this season.

Academy product Bobby Reid has been included in the squad for the first time and could make the bench.

Defender Damion Stewart and midfielder Kalifa Cisse remain on the sidelines through injury while striker Nicky Maynard is still suspended.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
19:45
Blackburn v Millwall  
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
20:00
Reading v Birm'ham  
Saturday, 25 April 2015
12:15
Brighton v Watford  
12:30
Sheff Wed v Leeds  
15:00
Birm'ham v Charlton  
Cardiff v Blackpool  
Fulham v M'boro  
Huddsf'ld v Blackburn  
Ipswich v N Forest  
Millwall v Derby  

Footer 365

Micky Adams leaves role as Tranmere Rovers manager

Micky Adams has left his role as Tranmere Rovers manager by mutual consent.

Everton 1-0 Swansea: Roberto Martinez insists Romelu Lukaku is the club's designated penalty taker

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted Romelu Lukaku is the only penalty taker after his side's 1-0 win over Burnley.

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Adam Federici's extra-time gaffe sends Arsenal to FA Cup final

Adam Federici's extra-time error gifted Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Reading and a place in the FA Cup final.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company