Match preview | Derby County vs Imps

The Imps travel to Derby County on Thursday 21 December (7.45pm KO) seeking a sixth match unbeaten in Sky Bet League One.

All the key information ahead of the fixture can be found in this match preview.


City have sold out the allocation of around 1,900 tickets for the visit to Derby.

Supporters will not be able to pay on the day at Pride Park, with tickets already coming off sale from the Imps at 3pm on Wednesday.

All collections and duplicates will be available to collect from the away ticket collection point at the south east corner of the Pride Park from 6pm on matchday.

Click HERE for the full ticket details.


The match is available for live streaming domestically for just £10, or the equivalent cost in your local currency if outside the UK and Ireland.

The feed includes expert commentary from the BBC Radio Lincolnshire sports team, including replays of key moments as well as match statistics and latest scores around the division.

iFollow Imps subscribers can watch all the reaction, including post-match interviews and match highlights.

City supporters unable to make it to Derby will also be able to follow the action with regular updates on the club’s official X (Twitter), Facebook and Instagram pages.

Purchase your match pass HERE.


Nickname: The Rams

Founded: 1884

Stadium: Pride Park

Head coach: Paul Warne

Top scorer: James Collins (seven goals)

League position: 6th


Imps 1-1 Reading 

Sky Bet League One

Imps: Jensen, Sorensen, O’Connor, Jackson, Eyoma, Burroughs, Bishop (Adelakun 78’), Hamilton, Mandroiu, Duffy (Smith 45’), Makama (Vale 73’). Subs (not used): Wright, Mitchell, Roughan, Shodipo.

Derby County 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Sky Bet League One

Derby: Wildsmith, Wilson (John-Jules 73’), Forsyth (Bradley 60’), Hourihane © (Barkhuizen 60’), Cashin, Bird, Collins, Mendez-Laing, Sibley (Fornah 46’), Ward, Nelson. Subs (not used): Vickers, Elder, Fapetu.


Derby: WWWWD



Hear from the head coach below…


Derby: Home

Imps: Third 


Referee: Peter Wright

Assistant referee: Thomas Harty

Assistant referee: Daniel Robinson

Fourth official: Jacob Miles

Click HERE to purchase your iFollow Imps match pass for City’s visit to Pride Park.