Apr 6, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Pride Park
DerbyDerby County
0-1
IpswichIpswich Town

Forsyth (81')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Edwards (90')
Stearman (27'), Smith (39')

Preview: Derby County vs. Ipswich Town

Preview: Derby County vs. Ipswich
© PA Photos
Sports Mole previews the Championship match between Derby County and Ipswich Town.

Derby County will hope to maintain their faint playoff hopes with a fourth win in a row on Saturday against Ipswich Town.

The Rams have impressed with victories over Leicester City, Bristol City and Leeds United, and that has seen them move seven points adrift of sixth place.

Manager Nigel Clough could be forced into at least one change to his starting lineup, with Michael Jacobs potentially replacing Craig Bryson.

Ipswich Town recorded a remarkable defensive record for March, conceding just one goal in five Championship games.

The Tractor Boys followed that up with a goalless draw at Millwall on Easter Monday to see them move up to 17th place in the league table.

Manager Mick McCarthy could recall striker David McGoldrick, ahead of his potential return to parent club Nottingham Forest.

Recent form

Derby County: LDLWWW

Ipswich Town: WLDWWD

Possible starting lineups

Derby County: Fielding; Buxton, Keogh, Freeman, Jacobs; Coutts, Hendrick, Davies, Forsyth; Martin, Sammon

Ipswich Town: Loach; Cresswell, Chambers, Stearman, Smith; N'daw, Emmanuel-Thomas, Martin, Hyam; Chopra, McGoldrick

Sports Mole says: 1-1

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