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The Big Match Preview: Derby vs Wycombe

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27 November 2020

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Derby County vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 28th November 2020, k.o. 3pm GMT
Pride Park
Sky Bet Championship

The eyes of the world's media will be on the dugouts but instead of Gareth Ainsworth's leather jacket and snakeskin boots, it'll be Wayne Rooney grabbing the limelight as he leads Derby County for the first time as solo interim manager.

The Rams parted ways with Philip Cocu following a poor start to the campaign and things haven't improved during a period of four coaches all sharing management responsibilities, leaving Rooney to attempt to steer the club off the foot of the table.

They sit three points behind an ever-improving Wanderers team who've lost just one of their last six matches, keeping clean sheets in three, and carry confidence from a succession of impressive performances which will give them realistic hope of claiming a second away win of the season.

Three points could see them climb out of the relegation zone for the first time since the opening day, with that sequence of seven straight losses appearing a distant memory.

Last Time Out
Here are the highlights from Wanderers' 0-0 draw with Huddersfield:

Meanwhile, Derby lost 3-0 at Middlesbrough:

Team News
Wycombe hope to have Dominic Gape available after he came off injured during the midweek draw with Huddersfield, while Matt Bloomfield should be fine for a return to the bench at least after a knock. Ryan Tafazolli, Uche Ikpeazu and Darius Charles continue to be assessed on their respective injuries.

Derby expect to have Martyn Waghorn, Kamil Jozwiak, Krystian Bielik and Colin Kazim-Richards fit again after recent fitness issues, but ex-Blue Jordon Ibe may not be ready in time following an illness.

Kit
Wanderers will be in their mango change strip.

Man in the Middle
Oliver Langford has shown 46 yellow cards and one red in his 10 games so far this season, and takes charge of a Wycombe fixture for the first time since October 2015 when Wanderers were defeated by Bristol Rovers in a Football League Trophy tie.

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