Oct 26, 2013 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčPride Park
DerbyDerby County
BirminghamBirmingham City
Ward (39')
Eustace (54')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Novak (67')
Reilly (55'), Robinson (78'), Caddis (82')

Preview: Derby County vs. Birmingham City

Preview: Derby vs. Birmingham
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Derby County host Birmingham City on Saturday in the Championship.

Derby County host struggling Birmingham City in the Championship on Saturday knowing that a win could put them close to a spot in the playoff places.

The hosts suffered a slight blip at the end of September but have recovered to win their last two in the league including the 3-2 away win to Watford last time out.

Birmingham have two wins in their last five, but inconsistency has seen them lose more than they have won so far and they currently sit 20th.

Derby have a number of injuries persisting in the squad including Johnny Russell and Zak Whitbread, while Lee Clark could look to name the same lineup.

Recent form

Derby: LLDWW

Birmingham: WLWLL

Possible starting lineups

Derby: Grant; Smith, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth; Bryson, Eustace, Hughes; Bennett, Martin, Ward

Birmingham: Randolph; Bartley, Burn, Robinson; Caddis, Elliott, Lee, Murphy; Novak, Burke, Lingard

Sports Mole says: 1-0

Birmingham manager Lee Clark looks on during the match against Watford on August 3, 2013
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