After five consecutive defeats in the Championship league, Derby County will look toward the FA cup draw this weekend for some relief and maybe an easier game to see them through to the fourth Round of the competition.
Derby however will be reminded, or even haunted by the fact that they crashed out of the competition last season at the first hurdle and being humiliated by then non league Crawley Town (2-1).
The defeat must have rated as one of the lowest points of Nigel Clough's reign at Pride Park and he will be keen not to have a repeat this year.
Derby County will be number 15 in the draw and the 64 teams in the draw now range from Premiership giants Arsenal, Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs down to, Gateshead, Tamworth, Sutton United or Nottingham Forest.
The draw will be shown live on ITV at 2.40pm on Sunday 4th December 2011.