Colin Kazim-Richards starts: The predicted Derby County XI to face QPR on Monday | OneFootball
Colin Kazim-Richards starts: The predicted Derby County XI to face QPR on Monday
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In a week where Derby beat second-placed Bournemouth and held top of the league Fulham to a draw, they face another tough test in play-off chasing Queens Park Rangers.
The Rams remained unbeaten against the top two sides in the Championship all whilst getting back to positive points following their recent nine-point deduction.
Momentum has come at the right time for Wayne Rooney’s side but face an in-form Hoops side who are unbeaten in five under Mark Warburton.
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But with a few injuries in the team after a tough week, how will Rooney set his side up on Monday night? Let’s take a look.
With Sam Baldock picking up an injury against Bournemouth, Colin Kazim-Richards comes back into the starting XI ahead of Festy Ebosele to give Derby more physicality going forward.
Ebosele looked like he picked up a knock against Fulham as he limped off after 70 minutes, so he may not be worth the risk in another important fixture for the Rams.
The second change to this side would see Ravel Morrison replacing Liam Thompson.
Liam Thompson has been tremendous in the last two games and has played with maturity, however, Derby should opt for the more experienced Morrison who will allow his side greater control in possession against a team who will look to dominate possession themselves.
The addition of the two more experienced players will allow the players that have hit form, like Jason Knight and Tom Lawrence to have more impact in the final third of the pitch which will help create more chances for Wayne Rooney’s side.