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Who R Ya - Derby County

Who R Ya - Derby County

Vital QPR takes a look at this Monday's opponents Derby County

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1884

Nickname: The Rams

Ground: Pride Park (33,597)

Manager : Nigel Clough

Selected Honours

Football League First Division - Champions: 1972, 1975
Football League First Division - Runners Up: 1896, 1930, 1936
Football League Second Division - Champions: 1912, 1915, 1969, 1987
Football League Second Division - Runners Up: 1926
Football League Division One - Runners Up: 1996
Football League Championship - Playoff Winners: 2007
FA Cup - Winners: 1946
FA Cup - Runners Up: 1898, 1899, 1903

Club Records

Record Attendance: 41,826 v Tottenham Hotspur (First Division, 1969)

Record victory: 12-0 v Finn Harps (Uefa Cup, 1976)

Record defeat: 2-11 v Everton (FA Cup, 1890)

Record Buy: £3,500,000 - Robert Earnshaw from Norwich City

Record Sale: £7,000,000 - Seth Johnson to Leeds United

Record Appearances: Kevin Hector - 581 - 1966-78, 1980-82

Record Goals: 205 - Steve Bloomer - 332 - 1892-1906, 1910-14

Squad

Goalkeepers:
1. Stephen Bywater (On loan to Cardiff)
13. Saul Deeney
31. Ross Atkins
32. James Severn
33. Brad Jones (On loan from Liverpool)

Defenders:
2. John Brayford
3. Gareth Roberts
5. Shaun Barker
6. Dean Leacock
14. Russell Anderson
17. Jake Buxton
20. Miles Addison
21. Daniel Ayala (On loan from Liverpool)
25. Mark O'Brien

Midfielders:
4. Paul Green
8. Robbie Savage
11. Stephen Pearson
15. David Martin (On loan to Notts County)
16. James Bailey
18. Ben Pringle
19. Tomasz Cywka
24. Arnaud Mendy
28. Ben Davies
29. Jeff Hendrick

Strikers:
7. Steve Davies
9. Theo Robinson (On loan from Millwall)
10. Jamie Ward (On loan from Sheff Utd)
12. Chris Porter
22. Luke Varney (On loan to Blackpool)
23. Conor Doyle
26. Callum Ball
27. Alberto Bueno (On loan from Real Valladolid)
36. Michael Boulding

Key Player:

Robbie Savage: I will highlight Robbie Savage as a potential key player purely based on the fact that he has marked Adel Taarabt out of the past two games between Derby and QPR. The former Wales International will no doubt relish an opportunity to have one last attempt at getting stuck into Taarabt who he is enjoying a growing rivalry with. A controversial player in the twilight of his career, Savage announced that he will retire at the end of the season. Ironically Savage is enjoying a 'resurgence` in goal-scoring form, 4 in his last 35. Savage is one of those marmite players, you love him when he is on your team but hate him when he is on the opposing side, intimidating referees and leaving a boot in on your players. The combative central midfielder is well travelled and has notched up over 500 appearances playing for Crewe, Leicester City, Blackburn, Birmingham, and Derby County over a career that has spanned 18 years.


Last Five Fixtures

Win: 2-1 v Leeds (h)
Draw: 2-2 v Coventry (h)
Loss: 1-4 v Cardiff (a)
Draw: 2-2 v Crystal Palace (a)
Win: 2-1 v Swansea (h)

Facts & Figures v QPR

Derby 2-2 QPR on 28 Aug 10
QPR 1-1 v Derby on 23 Mar 10
Derby 2-4 QPR on 24 Oct 09
Derby 0-2 QPR on 17 Jan 09
QPR 0-2 Derby on 27 Sept 08



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Writer:JackSupple
Date:Sunday April 17 2011
Time: 12:36PM

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