The Rams have reported no fresh injuries ahead of the match, and will have defender Jake Buxton available again after he served a one-match ban for a red card last week.
Meanwhile, Cardiff will be hoping to avoid a fifth match in a row without a win following their loss to Middlesbrough earlier this week.
The Bluebirds will have to do it without manage Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he stepped down from his role after less than a year at the club, leaving Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young to prepare the team for Saturday's trip.
Cardiff have a good record against Derby in recent seasons, with three wins and two draws from their last five meetings.
Possible starting lineups
Derby: Grant, Whitbread, Christie, Keogh, Forsyth, Eustace, Hughes, Bryson, Dawkins, Martin, Ward
Cardiff: Marshall, Mange, Ruiz, Connolly, Brayford, Whittingham, Adeyemi, Pilkingston, Le Fondre, Jones, Macheda
Sports Mole says: 2-2