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·11 September 2023

Derby County v Portsmouth: Latest team news, TV/Live Stream, tickets, kick-off time

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Derby County and Portsmouth have had indifferent starts to their League One campaigns ahead of their clash at Pride Park on Saturday.

For the home side, it’s been a season of ups and downs already. Three wins from their opening six games isn’t a bad tally, but with no draws and three losses, Paul Warne’s side need to cut out the poor defensive of their game if they’re to even mount a play-off push, though with the Rams perceived as a side that are ‘perennial bottlers’, their support twill be preparing for the worst.

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Portsmouth, meanwhile, are another side who have struggled to climb out of the play-offs in recent years. Losses to Sunderland and Oxford in the play-offs in 2019 and 2020 have seen them finish outside of the top six since, but as the only unbeaten side in the division this season and conceding just two goals, they look a very good outfit that will be troubling at the top end of the table.

A win for the Blues could see them go top of the league if other results go their way, whilst for Derby, a loss will mean that they could slip into the bottom half of the table. However, a win for the Rams would see them go above their play-off rivals - it’s all to play for in the Midlands, and Football League World has you covered ahead of the clash.

Paul Warne said in his pre-match thoughts that, unfortunately for Liam Thompson, the Rams star had endured a top pre-season and got into good shape - but he will be out ‘for a while’ with a torn quad, which the gaffer says will see him return around November.

Elsewhere in the squad, Jake Rooney will be out for the majority of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, despite Warne admitting the injury was innocuous. Bizarrely, Warne has told Rooney that given he’ll miss a lot of the season, he should pick up extra-curricular activities - such as ‘learning a musical instrument or learn a language’.

Elsewhere, Max Bird remains out injury, with Louie Sibley, Joe Ward and Tom Barkhuizen also close to a return but not quite fit just yet.

For Portsmouth, boss John Mousinho has confirmed that four of his stars could miss the game in the Midlands.

Gavin Whyte will be ‘touch and go’ for the visit to the Rams after being on the training ground throughout the International break, though Anthony Scully will be out of action having had injections in his knee, at least for a couple of weeks.

However, there is even more bad news - with Tom Lowery set to be out for three months after tearing his meniscus, whilst goal grabber Kusini Yengi will be back within the month.

Are tickets still available for Derby County vs Portsmouth?

There are still plenty of tickets left on Derby’s website.

Tickets in the adult bracket are priced between £25 in the North Stand to £33 in the West and East Stands, whilst 18-21’s are priced between £19 in the North Stand to £25 in the West and East Stands. You can purchase them here.

In Portsmouth’s terms, there are also seats available amid their allocation of just over 3,000 tickets, with prices at £24 for adults, £18 for concessions and £12 for under 18’s. These can be purchased here.

This game won’t be shown like on television in the UK. As a 3pm kick off on Saturday afternoon, it falls under the ‘Saturday blackout’ laws.

The game will be live on the respective iFollow streams of either club if living overseas.

Highlights will be available on ITV’s highlights show on ITV4, ITV1 and ITVX on Saturday evening.

This clash kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, September 16 at Pride Park, Derby.

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