MX23RW : Saturday, June 19 22:59:56| >> :600:93748:93748:
May 15, 2019 at 7.45pm UK at Elland Road
Attendance: 36,326
LeedsLeeds United
2-4
DerbyDerby County
Dallas (24', 62')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Marriott (45', 85'), Mount (46'), Wilson (58' pen.)

Derby boss Frank Lampard: "We've still got a chance"

Derby boss Frank Lampard:
© Reuters
The Rams have lost all three matches against their rivals this season.

Frank Lampard insists Derby must not lose belief as they prepare for what he has called their "biggest test" of the season.

The Rams travel to Elland Road on Wednesday night looking to overturn a one-goal deficit in their Championship play-off semi-final tie.

To keep alive their hopes of promotion, Lampard's side must do what they have failed to do on three previous attempts so far this campaign – beat Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa's side did the league double over Derby – winning 4-1 and 2-0 during the regular season – before a 1-0 success in the first leg on Saturday.

Lampard said: "If we work hard and play as we have done over these past weeks, we've still got a chance.

"We just have to worry about ourselves. We don't have to go crazy. We've come back well from losing situations in games this season. This will be our biggest test yet on that front. We have to believe until the very last minute.

"It's a strong atmosphere. It's a stadium of history. It will be tough but the players need to rise to that. There's pressure for us but there's also pressure for them."

"All I see is a 1-0 game that needs to be turned around. Can we get to Wembley?"

Derby are hoping that Martyn Waghorn will be fit. The 13-goal striker missed the first leg with an Achilles injury but he has been training since.

Lampard said: "Martyn Waghorn is in a similar situation to last week. He broke down on Friday but he is desperate to be involved and is training as we speak.

"So he will be assessed up until the last moment to try to get him involved. He was playing very well for us, giving us everything as a striker – hold-up play, desire, trying to win the ball back high up the pitch, scoring goals, talent – the reason I brought him to the club.

"He's a big miss for us so we hope he can be back and be involved, because he has a lot to offer."

Duane Holmes will be fit, having only recently returned from a thigh problem. The midfielder was substituted after 70 minutes of the 1-0 defeat on Saturday.

Left-back Ashley Cole could also be involved after he resumed training following an absence with a groin injury.

ga('create', 'UA-72310761-1', 'auto', {'name': 'pacontentapi'});
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'referrer', location.origin);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension1', 'By Sean Taylor, Press Association Sport');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension2', '426534ca-fe23-4d85-8f08-c0e88995774e');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension3', 'paservice:sport,paservice:sport:club-news,paservice:sport:football');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension6', 'story');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension7', 'composite');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension8', null);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension9', 'sport:football');
ga('pacontentapi.send', 'pageview', { 'location': location.href, 'page': (location.pathname + location.search + location.hash), 'title': 'Frank Lampard: Derby still have a chance in Leeds play-off'});

ID:359175: cacheID:359175:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4824:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Derby County boss Frank Lampard celebrates reaching the playoffs on May 5, 2019
Read Next:
Lampard criticises "incredible" decision over penalty
>

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Sunday, June 20, 2021
 
5pm
Monday, June 21, 2021
 
5pm
 
8pm
 
8pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
 
5pm
 
5pm
Todays Game Header Right
Tables

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!