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Ahead of the game | Derby date for Royals

In-form Rams await Reading on Saturday

3 November 2017

Get the lowdown as we head for Pride Park on Saturday afternoon...

Derby County vs Reading
Saturday 4th November 2017
Sky Bet Championship
Pride Park
3pm kick-off

Following an impressive victory for the Royals on Tuesday night, Jaap Stam face the proposition of travelling to face an in-form Derby County side at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon.


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The Rams are unbeaten in their last seven league matches, winning all of their past four, and have climbed up to the play-off places in the process.

Gary Rowett's squad has been bolstered by the return of striking duo David Nugent and Jonny Russell, with former Royal and the Rams' top scorer this season, Matej Vydra, also vying for a place in the starting line-up.

Meanwhile, Yann Kermorgant will be continuing his recovery having made two substitute appearances in as many games. He will be hoping to increase his involvement, fresh from signing a contract extension until the summer of 2019.

Furthermore, John Swift's return to fitness has seen an immediate return to form, with the midfielder hoping to build on his midweek brace against Nottingham Forest.

Jaap Stam and his side will hope to build on Tuesday night's victory with another positive result heading into the international break.


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Sone pleased to take a confidence-boosting performance into Derby

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Championship sponsors, Sky Bet, price the hosts as 4/5 favourites, with the Royals out at 18/5 to take three points at Pride Park, and you'll find odds of 5/2 for the spoils to be shared.

Yann Kermorgant is available at 9/4 to score his first goal of the season on Saturday, following his return from injury.

Having now had his first Royals goal confirmed after it was initially given as an own goal, Sone Aluko is priced at 11/4 to add to his Royals tally at the weekend.

*Odds correct at time of publishing, subject to change from Sky Bet.


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Keith Stroud will be taking charge of proceedings at Pride Park on Saturday. In his six matches so far this season, he has averaged 4.5 cautions per game and has already brandished the red card three times. 

This will be Stroud's first time officiating either side this season, with his last match in charge of the Royals being our 1-0 victory against Leeds United at Madejski Stadium back in April.

He will be assisted on the day by John Flynn and Matt Foley, with Robert Lewis as fourth official. 


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We would like to thank Derby County for becoming the latest club to reciprocate our 'Twenty's Plenty' offer, whereby away supporters will not be paying more than £20 for a match ticket!

For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313. Our official online ticketing service sells seats for home and away games, and email enquiries can be sent to


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