After missing the Rams last two games against Birmingham City and Blackpool, Jamie Ward may have to sit out the eagerly awaited East Midlands derby clash against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.
Ward picked up a thigh strain whilst on International duty with Northern Ireland prior to the draw at St Andrews against Birmingham City. He will also sit out Saturday's game against Watford in a bid to get him fit again for the Forest game.
Ward had played in all the Rams league and Cup games prior to his injury:
Total appearances 34 (* + 1 as sub); Goals 4; Yellow cards 4; Red cards 0