Everything you need to know about Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday will be chasing a third consecutive Championship win when they go to Derby County tomorrow night.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 5:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 5:45 pm

Manager Garry Monk has virtually a fully-fit squad to choose from ahead of the trip to Pride Park. Only Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and Fernando Forestieri (knee) are unlikely to be involved, but Liam Palmer is available for selection after serving a three-match ban following his dismissal at West Bromwich Albion.

Adam Reach, Massimo Luongo and Jordan Rhodes are pushing for recalls as the Owls look to extend their three-match unbeaten run.

Here is everything you need to know as Wednesday prepare to face the mid-table Rams.

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Derby County forward Tom Lawrence

Possible teams:

Derby (4-2-3-1): Ben Hamer; Andre Wisdom, Curtis Davies, Craig Forsyth, Scott Malone; Duane Holmes, Krystian Bielik; Tom Lawrence, Jayden Bogle, Martyn Waghorn; Jack Marriott.

Owls (4-4-2): Cameron Dawson; Liam Palmer, Dominic Iorfa, Tom Lees, Morgan Fox; Adam Reach, Sam Hutchinson, Barry Bannan, Kadeem Harris; Jordan Rhodes, Steven Fletcher.

Referee: Stephen Martin

The Staffordshire-based whistler has dished out 35 bookings and one red card in 16 matches during the 2019/20 season. Tomorrow's tussle will be the first time has refereed an Owls fixture since their 2-0 triumph at Bolton Wanderers last March.

Martin will be assisted by Andre Fox and Shaun Hudson. Andy Whoolmer has been appointed fourth official.

History lesson:

Derby County are Wednesday's bogey side. The Owls have recorded only two wins in their last 22 meetings with The Rams.

Their record at Pride Park is awful. Wednesday have failed to win on their last 11 visits, with their last victory at Derby coming back in April 2006 after goals either side of half-time from forwards Marcus Tudgay and Leon Best.

One to watch:

Tom Lawrence is the Rams' creative spark. The Wales international is capable of scoring with either foot and has a penchant for the spectacular. Lawrence was a key figure in the Derby side that reached the Championship Play-Off Final last season. His form has been up and down this term but he has still chipped in with five goals.