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SCOUT REPORT: DERBY COUNTY

26 November 2012

Derby County are the next team to entertain Malky Mackay's league-leaders on Tuesday evening, marking City’s second away game in four days.

 

. This result saw City climb to the summit of the Championship table, four points clear of third place.Aron Gunnarsson and the second by Ben Nugent corners proving enough to secure the three points. The first goal was scored by youngster Peter Whittingham goals coming directly rom two  Cardiff ended their poor away form with a 2-1 victory at Oakwell on Saturday -

 


proving to be the difference between the two sides in what was a dramatic fixture. Derby had lost their previous two fixtures, both away from home, but at Pride Park they have only lost one game so far this term and that was back in September. Blackpool and Watford have conceded five goals apiece during this home run. Nathan TysonOpponents, Derby are coming off the back of a 3-2 win over Birmingham City on Saturday - an 84th minute goal from


Derby are also the second highest goal scorers in the division when it comes to scoring at home. They have scored twenty-one goals in their nine home games and only second place Crystal Palace have a better record. The Rams' immediate aim will be to go one goal better than Cardiff’s home goal tally on Tuesday.

 

Key Players:
came on for Robinson aprior to scoring the winner. Tyson has been in the goals too. He has only scored four to date, but his two goals on the weekend against Birmingham may be the catalyst he needs to go and score a few more. As the weekend’s game proved they have got the armoury on the bench to go and win gamest too -  Connor Sammon, the former Watford man having notched up six league goals so far. Recently ,his strike partner Theo Robinson squad is not short of attacking threat. Their top scorer this season is Nigel Clough’s

 

. He has had four assists, two goals and has appeared in every league game for the Rams this season.Craig Bryson has proved an influential player for the Rams so far this term. With six assists and one goal to his name his contribution has been vital in many games. Another midfielder to look out for is Scotland under 21 international Paul CouttsMidfielder

 

alongside Keogh in defence, and he could play a big part in quelling Cardiff’s attacking threat.Gareth Roberts Derby have the services of Wales international   adding to tihis neccesity.Shaun BarkerOne time City transfer interest Richard Keogh is te capain of the Rams, the absence of

 

Previous Meetings:Cardiff have by far the superior record when it comes to head-to-head records between the two sides. City have won twenty six out of the fifty three ties between the clubs, while Derby have only won fourteen with thirteen ending in draws.

 


City have, in fact, won on the last four occasions the two sides have met. Derby have only won twice in the last ten ties.


the last ten head to heads with some notable victories along the way. The biggest was back in 2009 - a 6-1 Michael Chopra inspired demolition of County at Cardiff City Stadium.The omens are definitely in Cardiff’s favour. City have only failed to score once in

 

Last Meeting: Cardiff City 2 – 0 Derby County (17/04/12)

 


off his line and produced one of the best goals many fans will ever see. Frank Fielding wonder goal from well inside his own half. He saw Mark HudsonThe last time these two sides met, Cardiff sealed their 2-0 victory with a


strike cannoned back off the upright. This game saw Cardiff strengthen their grip on the play off places as the season came ever closer to its finale.Kenny Miller’s had given City the lead in the first half when reacting the quickest after Joe Mason

 

Cardiff City Line-up: Marshall, McNaughton, Hudson, Turner, Taylor, Whittingham, Lawrence, Gunnarsson, McPhail (Ralls), Mason (Blake), Miller (Earnshaw). Subs Not Used: Heaton, Harris.

 

Derby County Line-up Legzdins, Carroll.Subs Not Used:: Fielding, Roberts, Shackell, Buxton, Naylor (Brayford), Bryson, Hendrick, Green, Tyson, Ward (Davies), Robinson (Bailey).

 


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