Rotherham v Derby

10 August 2009 03:35
Experienced striker Andy Liddell could make his first start for Rotherham, having featured as a substitute in Saturday's win over Accrington. New signing Tom Pope is expected to keep his place in attack. Derby manager Nigel Clough could recall Kris Commons and Luke Varney. Both were substitutes at the weekend. New loan signing Jake Livermore will not feature as he is suspended following a dismissal for Tottenham's reserves last season. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head • This is the first time these clubs have met in a cup competition. • Of their 44 league encounters, Derby have won 16 and Rotherham 14. There have been 14 draws. Rotherham • Have failed to progress beyond the first round of the League Cup only once in the last eight seasons. Derby • Derby have lost their opening League Cup game in four of the last six seasons. • They have won one of their last seven away matches.

Source: BBC_Sport