Aug 4, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Pride Park
DerbyDerby County
1-1
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
Russell (43' pen.)
Coutts (88')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Best (89')
Best (45'), Kane (60')

Team News: Johnny Russell makes Derby County debut

Team News: Russell makes Derby debut
© PA Photos
Scottish striker Johnny Russell will make his debut for Derby County against Blackburn Rovers today.

Derby County manager Nigel Clough has handed a competitive debut to Johnny Russell for this afternoon's Championship clash against Blackburn Rovers.

The Scot will be joined up front by Chris Martin, who spent time on loan at Pride Park from Norwich City last season.

Meanwhile, visiting Rovers have also handed starts to Tommy Spurr and Alan Judge, both of whom joined the club earlier this summer.

Derby: Grant; Freeman, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth; Hendrick, Bryson, Hughes, Ward; Martin, Russell

Blackburn: Kean; Kane, Dann, Hanley, Spurr; Judge, Lowe, Marrow, King, Rochina; Rhodes

Derby's Jeff Hendrick and Blackburn Alex Marrow battle for the ball on August 4, 2013
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