What are the likely line-ups? Who are the key men? Derby County v Preston North End - All you need to know

Preston head to Derby on Saturday looking to bounce back from Wednesday night's defeat at Norwich.

Friday, 24th August 2018, 11:39 am
Updated Friday, 24th August 2018, 12:45 pm
Darnell Fisher and Alan Browne in action during last season's game at Pride Park

From likely line-ups to key men and the referee, all you need to know about the game at Pride Park can be found below.

Likely line-ups

Derby: Carson, Bogle, Keogh. Tomori, Forsyth, Bryson, Ledley, Jozefzoon, Mount, Lawrence, Waghorn

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Darnell Fisher and Alan Browne in action during last season's game at Pride Park

PNE: Rudd, Fisher, Clarke, Davies, Hughes, Pearson, Ledson, Barker, Browne, Robinson, Nmecha

Key Men

Callum Robinson: Linked with a move to Pride Park this time last year, the versatile forward looked the most likely to make something happen in the defeat at Carrow Road on Wednesday night. Can frustrate at times but is a quality player on his day.

Tom Lawrence: Winger has scored three goals in his four appearances this season. He headed a last-gasp winner in the opening league fixture at Reading and he has found the net with free-kicks against Leeds United and Ipswich Town. Could be a big season for him.

Former Preston favourite David Nugent with new Derby boss Frank Lampard

In the opposing dugout

Frank Lampard: The 40-year-old needs little introduction. The 106-cap former England midfielder is one of the star attractions in the Championship this season after landing his first managerial job at Pride Park. His playing career took Lampard from boyhood club West Ham United to Chelsea where he became a club legend, his 211 goals making him the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. He ended his decorated playing career with spells at both Manchester City and partner club New York City FC of the MLS.

The referee

David Webb: Webb has not taken charge of a North End game since the 3-1 defeat at home to Brentford back in January 2016. Has also been the man in the middle for the 1-1 draw with Notts County on the opening day of the 2014-15 campaign, and the 1-0 win over Shrewsbury the following December amongst others. Has dished out four yellow cards in three games so far this season, last overseeing Brentford’s 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday in the Championship.

This week in PNE history

20 years ago: On August 22, 1998, PNE played out a seven-goal thriller with Stoke at Deepdale, losing 4-3. Kurt Nogan scored twice for the Lilywhites with David Eyres also on target. The goals kept coming as North End went to Lincoln in their next Division Two game and won 4-3!

16 years ago: Four years later is all about PNE and the Potters again. This time it was North End who won 4-3. Andy Cooke looked to have made it honours-even three minutes into stoppage time, only for Richard Cresswell to pop up in the 96th minute .

Five years ago: North End played out a remarkable 4-4 draw at Coventry. Both sides scored in stoppage time, Chris Humphrey’s effort seemingly having won it for PNE, only for Mathieu Manset to level things up at the death.