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Derby manager Nigel Clough may rest youngster Jeff Hendrick for the visit of Birmingham.
Forward Jamie Ward, who has missed the last nine matches, is still recovering from a hamstring injury.
Birmingham defender Curtis Davies is available again after recovering from an ankle injury, while loan signing Robert Hall could make his debut.
Right-back Paul Caddis is back in training after a shoulder injury but the game comes too soon for him.


• These clubs have been facing each other for 127 years and there is only two wins between them; Derby 40, Birmingham 38, with 30 draws.
• Derby’s 2-1 win in last season’s corresponding fixture is their only victory in nine league clashes with Blues.
• Four goals were shared when these clubs last met in March, but if five feature this time, it would take the total generated in league matches between the pair to 300.

Derby County

• Nigel Clough’s mid-table Rams are anxious to avoid three successive league defeats, last endured in February.
• But they are also aiming to complete three successive home league wins, last enjoyed in January.
• With 18 (17 yellow, one red), Derby players have been shown fewer cards than any other club in Championship matches, with the exception of Hull (13 yellows).

Birmingham City

• Birmingham have managed two wins in nine Championship matches, and lie just three places above the drop zone.
• Only seven of their 20 league goals from the 17 matches have been scored in the first-half.
• Hayden Mullins is hoping to start a league match for the 500th time in his career and Wade Elliott is targeting his 500th club career start.

• Birmingham have won only once in their last 12 games live on TV. #bcfc #dcfc


Posted November 23, 2012 by Birmingham City Fans Forum in Birmingham City News

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