Derby vs Nottingham Forest: Preview, team news, confirmed XIs, plus more

first_img no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Aitor Karanka’s men cannot afford to lose further ground on those above them after suffering a shock home defeat to Preston in their previous fixture.Meanwhile, Frank Lampard’s Rams could climb up to third in the Championship if they secure a third consecutive victory.Where can I listen?Derby vs Nottingham Forest will be live on talkSPORT2, kick-off 7.45pm.Click HERE to listen to full commentary, or tune in through our radioplayer below… 3 BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Frank Lampard’s Derby can climb to third RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Joe Ledley could make his comeback from injury MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED What the managers are sayingFrank Lampard (Derby): “They are organised, Karanka has a history of being a very good coach and manager, he organises his teams very well and he knows what it takes to get up in this Championship.“Against a team like Nottingham Forest, with the quality they have, and against a team in a Championship and against a team in a big derby, there will be moments when you suffer, moments when the opposition have opportunities.”Aitor Karanka (Nottingham Forest): “I have heard people describe it as being the biggest derby in years. And that is good, because it means we are fighting with a team who has been in this position in the table for much of the last five or six years.“For us to be competing with them, having worked together this season, is because we are doing something well.”Team newsDerby midfielder Joe Ledley, who has not played for the Rams since August 25, is still out with a hip injury.Summer signing George Evans makes the bench after several injury setbacks over the past few months, but Bradley Johnson (suspended) and Mason Bennett (hamstring) will miss out. REVEALED Latest Football News 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 The visitors will be without defender Tobias Figueiredo, who is serving the last of a three-match ban.Michael Dawson and Danny Fox are both doubts, while Hilal Soudani and Sam Byram remain injured.Confirmed line-upsDerby: Carson, Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone, Huddlestone, Bryson, Mount, Wilson, Lawrence, Marriott.Nottingham Forest: Pantilimon; Darikwa, Hefele, Robinson, Osborn; Yacob, Colback; Janko, Carvalho, Lolley; Grabban. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Nottingham Forest will look to close the gap on fierce local rivals Derby when they travel to Pride Park for one of the most important East Midlands derbies in years.Both sides are chasing promotion to the Premier League ahead of Monday night’s clash, with three points separating the Rams in fifth and their visitors in seventh. Aitor Karanka knows the importance of the derby huge blow last_img read more