9:02 AM EDT, Sun March 26, 2017
Derby County recap: Darren Bent, Lee Grant and Cyrus Christie

Derby County recap: Darren Bent, Lee Grant and Cyrus Christie

Derby County are one week away from their next Championship fixture, but there has been plenty going on Both Ikechi Anya and Chris Martin both featured for Scotland in their international friendly against Canada on Wednesday evening. Tonight, there's the Republic of Ireland v Wales match which means the likes of Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce and Cyrus Christie could feature. Before then, let's have a look back at all of yesterday's top news... Derby County defender Cyrus Christie...
Rams poll: Would you like to see Darren Bent at Derby County next...

Rams poll: Would you like to see Darren Bent at Derby County next...

Darren Bent joined Derby County on a two-year deal in the summer of 2015. That is due to expire at the end of this season. The striker's contract includes the option of a further 12 months, though there has been no announcement regarding his future made by the Rams as yet. Bent has scored 12 goals so far this term - only one behind leading marksman Tom Ince. However, at 33, the former England international is in the twilight of his illustrious career. Would you like to see him spend another...
Derby County contracts: When does each Rams player's current deal...

Derby County contracts: When does each Rams player's current deal...

Darren Bent and Chris Baird are the only two players in Derby County's first-team squad out-of-contract at the end of season. Both signed two-year deals in 2015 and there is an option of a further year in their contracts. Here is a list of when the contracts of all the Rams first-team players are up... READ MORE: Could Rams still be promoted? All hope is not lost! Darren Bent (2017 plus option of a third year) Chris Baird (2017 plus option of a third year) Alex Pearce...
Derby County news: David Nugent and Darren Bent feature

Derby County news: David Nugent and Darren Bent feature

With the dust settling on that draw at Forest on Saturday there has been plenty of time for reflection. The Rams were denied victory at the City Ground as Forest snatched a 2-2 draw courtesy of Daniel Pinillos' last-gasp equaliser. Derby paid a club-record fee for Matej Vydra in August and yet he has featured in his preferred role on only a handful of occasions. In recent matches, he has been used on the left of a three behind the striker in a 4-2-3-1, and that is where he started for...
Derby County in the mix for goal of the year award

Derby County in the mix for goal of the year award

Darren Bent's stunning strike for Derby County against Wolverhampton Wanderers has been shortlisted for EFL goal of 2016. Every EFL club from across the three divisions were invited to submit their best goal from the last calendar year. These were then whittled down to the top 10, which were revealed on Saturday night's Football on 5 highlights programme. MATCH VERDICT: Nottingham Forest 2-2 Derby CountyThe Rams chose Bent's spectacular volley in the 3-2 victory over Wolves at Molineux in...
'Why aren't we playing Will Hughes?': Derby County fans question...

'Why aren't we playing Will Hughes?': Derby County fans question...

Derby County announced tonight's starting eleven and fans have been reacting to the news that Will Hughes is on the bench. Hughes was dropped after a poor performance against Blackburn Rovers and has been on the bench since. Boss Steve McClaren has made two changes to his side for Friday night's Sky Bet Championship clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium (7.45pm). Midfielder Julien de Sart and striker Darren Bent come back into the Rams starting line-up following...
Darren Bent has his say on criticism over Derby County substituti...

Darren Bent has his say on criticism over Derby County substituti...

Derby County striker Darren Bent has had his say over criticisms made by fans over Steve McClaren's substitutions. Fans took to social media to blast McClaren after Derby County squandered a winning position against Preston North End. Matej Vydra's goal looked to have secured the Rams victory as last night's game entered its 95th minute only for Tom Barkhuizen to score a last-gasp equaliser. Disappointment, deflation and anger followed, and some fans believed the changes made by...
Derby County news: Darren Bent, Matej Vydra and Chris Baird...

Derby County news: Darren Bent, Matej Vydra and Chris Baird...

Derby County are looking ahead to tomorrow's home clash with Preston North End. The Rams, who will go into the game after that win against Barnsley on Saturday, held a pre-match press conference at training ground, Moor Farm, earlier today. Steve McClaren and Chris Baird faced questions from the media addressing injuries and contracts. Baird's deal is due up in summer and despite this, he says he is relaxed about his contract situation. The 35-year-old joined the Rams in...
Striker Darren Bent would have started for Derby County against...

Striker Darren Bent would have started for Derby County against...

Derby County boss Steve McClaren has revealed that Darren Bent would have started in the victory over Barnsley ahead of Johnny Russell but for a bout of illness.Bent, who has 12 goals this season, missed Tuesday's defeat by Blackburn Rovers with a groin problem.The striker trained Friday and was due to be in the starting XI but had to pull out Saturday morning.Darren Bent was in the team but unfortunately because of an overnight illness he couldn't make it, said McClaren.Derby lined...
It's a massive chance for Matej Vydra - Derby fans share their...

It's a massive chance for Matej Vydra - Derby fans share their...

Matej Vydra has been given his first start for Derby County since January 2 - and Rams fans have welcomed the selection. The Rams' joint leading goalscorer, Darren Bent, is out of the match-day XI because of sickness. Bent also missed Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat at Blackburn with a groin strain. Steve McClaren has also decided to stick with David Nugent up front while Marcus Olsson has also been recalled to the side. READ MORE: Derby County keeper still hasn't given up hopes of making...
Derby County recap: Darren Bent, Steve McClaren, David Nugent and...

Derby County recap: Darren Bent, Steve McClaren, David Nugent and...

Have you missed any Derby County news over the past 24 hours? Well, fear not, you can catch up with our recap of recent events involving the Rams.Derby will be aiming to end a run of seven matches without a win in all competitions when they take on Barnsley at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday.On Thursday, the Rams held their pre-match press conference as they gear up for the visit of the Tykes, while continuing to reflect on the midweek defeat at Blackburn Rovers.After picking up only two points...
Derby County's torrid run has to end. Let's hope it's on Saturday...

Derby County's torrid run has to end. Let's hope it's on Saturday...

So here we are again, finding ourselves in a position where it seems once that we will miss out on a play-off place. Being 10 points off sixth, and 11th, the task of achieving a top-six position seems unattainable.Six games without a win and five of them against teams lower in the table is far from what is expected. After all this, the confidence must be low and three games without scoring is pretty embarrassing with the options available. If Darren Bent is to return, will he be able to add to...
Derby County news: Steve McClaren, Darren Bent, David Nugent and...

Derby County news: Steve McClaren, Darren Bent, David Nugent and...

Derby County will be aiming to end a run of seven matches without a win in all competitions when they take on Barnsley at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday. On Thursday, the Rams held their pre-match press conference as they gear up for the visit of the Tykes, while continuing to reflect on the midweek defeat at Blackburn Rovers. After picking up only two points from a possible 18 in the league, Steve McClaren's men sit 11th in the Sky Bet Championship table, 10 points adrift of the play-off...
Injury news: Could Derby County striker Darren Bent be fit to...

Injury news: Could Derby County striker Darren Bent be fit to...

Darren Bent is battling to be fit for Derby County's Sky Bet Championship clash at home to Barnsley on Saturday. The Rams' joint top scorer missed Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers due to a groin injury. But Bent, who has netted 12 goals so far this season, could come back into contention this weekend. INJURY NEWS: Update on fitness of Scottish wingerHe has trained with the physios today (Thursday) and if there is no reaction, he will train with the squad tomorrow...
Poll: Who should start as the focal point of Derby County's...

Poll: Who should start as the focal point of Derby County's...

Derby County manager Steve McClaren faces an anxious wait over the fitness of joint top goalscorer Darren Bent. Bent missed Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers with a groin strain. David Nugent, who joined the Rams during the January transfer window, started in his place alongside Tom Ince. Czech international Matej Vydra was a second-half substitute at Ewood Park. He replaced Johnny Russell in the 64th minute. Vydra has, according to McClaren, been unlucky...

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