Championship

October 6, 2012

Full-time

Derby

0 - 0

Brighton

Championship

14:00 +00:00, October 6, 2012

Pride Park Stadium, England

Referee: A Woolmer

Clough weighs up attacking options

Team Stat Comparison

Derby County Brighton & Hove Albion
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 10 4
Points 61 75
Goal Difference 3 26
Goals for * 1.9 1.3
Goals against * 1.0 1.1
Last 5 W-L-W-D-L L-D-W-W-W
Last 5 home W-W-L-W-W L-W-W-D-D
Last 5 away L-D-L-W-L D-W-D-W-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Derby County | Brighton & Hove Albion

Competition Stats

Derby County Brighton & Hove Albion
Goals Jamie Ward 12 Craig Mackail-Smith 11
Assists Jamie Ward 9 Andrea Stabilin Orlandi 11
Yellows Paul Coutts 7 Liam Bridcutt 11
Reds Jake Buxton 1 Ashley Barnes 2
Squads: Derby County | Brighton & Hove Albion

Next Matches

Derby County Brighton & Hove Albion
4/21 H: Barnsley 4/21 H: Blackpool
4/26 H: Watford 4/25 H: Yeovil Town
5/3 A: Leeds United 5/3 A: Nottingham Forest

Derby manager Nigel Clough has a selection headache in attack ahead of the clash at home to third-placed Brighton.

Top scorer Jamie Ward continues to be sidelined with a hamstring injury, leaving Clough with a number of possible options in the final third.

Theo Robinson netted the opener in Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough in his first league start this season and will be eager to keep his place.

But Conor Sammon may be restored to the starting XI after having a hand in Paul Coutts' late equaliser at the Riverside.

Nathan Tyson started out wide in an attacking three against Tony Mowbray's side, leaving Clough with a further option to ponder.

Midfielder Jeff Hendrick could drop out after being substituted immediately after conceding possession to allow the hosts to score their second goal in midweek.

Brighton can welcome right-back Bruno back into their side.

The Spaniard has missed Albion's last two matches, a defeat by Birmingham and a draw with lowly Ipswich, due to a groin problem but is now back in full training.

However, midfielder Andrew Crofts remains a doubt with a hamstring problem while top scorer Craig Mackail-Smith (hamstring) and former Spain international Vicente (thigh) are still missing.

Will Buckley is expected to return to the starting line-up after his heroics as a substitute against Paul Jewell's side on Tuesday night.

The winger was forced to start on the bench due to a tight hamstring but came on in the second half to score Brighton's equaliser and almost set up a late winner.