Derby V Wigan at Pride Park Stadium : Match Preview

30 December 2016 01:34
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Marcus Olsson missing for Derby

In-form Derby will be without Marcus Olsson when they host Wigan in the Sky Bet Championship.

The left-back has been ruled out for two weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury in the win over Birmingham on December 27 and is likely to be replaced by Ikechi Anya.

Derby, who have won eight and drawn one of their previous nine matches, will continue to be without injured trio Cyrus Christie (foot), Craig Forsyth (knee) and Max Lowe (groin).

Forwards Abdoul Camara, Matej Vydra and Andreas Weimann are pushing for recalls to the Rams' starting line-up.

Wigan's injury list is getting worse, rather than better.

Eleven players missed out against Rotherham on Boxing Day and Latics boss Warren Joyce confirmed none are due to return, with another couple suffering from illness this week too.

In defence, Reece Burke (hip), Craig Morgan (groin), Reece James (ankle) and Donervon Daniels (knee) are all out, while midfielders David Perkins (hamstring), Shaun MacDonald (thigh), Alex Gilbey (ankle), Luke Garbutt (back) and Nick Powell (hamstring) are sidelined.

Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has returned to parent club Liverpool with a season-ending knee injury and Kyle Knoyle (elbow) is also out.

Source: PAR