Strike ace Doyle poised for Rams start

Conor Doyle is in the frame to make his first start for Derby in the televised clash with rivals Coventry at the Ricoh Arena (12.15pm).

Last Updated: 20/08/10 at 12:03

Cywka: Has a cheekbone injury

Cywka: Has a cheekbone injury

The 18-year-old American forward signed a two-year deal with the Rams earlier this month and made brief substitute appearances in the games against Crewe and Cardiff.

Tomasz Cywka fractured his cheekbone in the defeat to Cardiff last weekend and is expected to miss out, which means Doyle could get the nod.

"Conor could start," said manager Nigel Clough, who is waiting on the fitness of strikers Rob Hulse and Chris Porter.

"(Coach) Johnny Metgod said the other day that the only reason we are not picking Conor is because of his lack of experience but he is never going to get it unless we pick him."

Hulse and Porter have yet to train with the rest of the squad this week. A sore Achilles ruled Hulse out against Cardiff while Porter (hip) was only fit enough for the bench.

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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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