Derby County v Middlesbrough

Sky Bet Championship

  • Venue: IPro Stadium
  • Date: Tuesday, 18 August
  • Kick-off: 19:45 BST

Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Jamie Hanson is set to continue in central midfield for Derby with both Will Hughes and Craig Bryson out because of knee injuries.

Former Aston Villa pair Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann offer Rams coach Paul Clement extra attacking options.

Boro coach Aitor Karanka has defender Ben Gibson still out with a hamstring problem but has no new injury concerns.

New signing David Nugent, a substitute in the 3-0 win over Bolton on Saturday, may start against Derby.


  • Derby have lost their past three games against Middlesbrough without scoring.
  • Middlesbrough have lost only three of their past 18 games against the Rams, winning 12.
  • Darren Bent scored five goals in his first five league appearances against Middlesbrough but has failed to net in his past three.
  • Kike scored his first double in English football in Middlesbrough's 3-0 win over Bolton.

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