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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Billy Clarke. Billy Clarke booked for unsporting behaviour. Gareth Roberts is brought on as a substitute for Ben Davies. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.
The ball is sent over by Barry Ferguson.
Unfair challenge on Billy Clarke by Ben Davies results in a free kick. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Croft challenges Thomas Ince unfairly and gives away a free kick. Theo Robinson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Croft decides to take the corner short.
Thomas Ince challenges Mark O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
Craig Sutherland replaces Matthew Hill.
Barry Ferguson crosses the ball, clearance made by John Brayford.
Steve Davies goes off and Theo Robinson comes on.
Billy Clarke takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Centre by Stephen Crainey, blocked by Lee Croft.
The ball is crossed by Jeff Hendrick, Header by Steve Davies from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Effort on goal by Matthew Hill from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner taken by Thomas Ince, Ben Davies manages to make a clearance.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Mark O'Brien.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Thomas Ince.
Keith Southern takes a shot. Blocked by James Bailey.
Billy Clarke sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Croft on Thomas Ince. Stephen Crainey takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Mark O'Brien by Kevin Phillips results in a free kick. Elliot Grandin leaves the field to be replaced by Thomas Ince. Jamie Ward leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Croft. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.
Jamie Ward produces a cross, Keith Southern makes a clearance.
Foul by Stephen Crainey on Ben Davies, free kick awarded. Ben Davies crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.
Steve Davies is ruled offside. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by Barry Ferguson, blocked by Kevin Kilbane.
Craig Bryson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Effort from the edge of the area by Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes wide of the right-hand post.
Steve Davies sends in a cross, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward.
Matthew Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Davies. Shot on goal comes in from Steve Davies from the free kick, save made by Matthew Gilks. Craig Bryson gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Derby.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Evatt on Steve Davies. Free kick crossed by Ben Davies.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
Billy Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Shackell. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Mark O'Brien gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Elliot Grandin.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin from the right by-line, save made by Frank Fielding.
Corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Kevin Kilbane.
A cross is delivered by Barry Ferguson.
Keith Southern fouled by Craig Bryson, the ref awards a free kick. Elliot Grandin takes the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Billy Clarke goes wide of the left-hand post.
The ball is sent over by Alex Baptiste.
Alex Baptiste delivers the ball, clearance by Mark O'Brien.
Jamie Ward takes a shot from 20 yards.
(Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Billy Clarke coming on for Brett Ormerod.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher crosses the ball, save by Frank Fielding.
James Bailey produces a cross.
A cross is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
The ball is swung over by Craig Bryson, Steve Davies takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
Barry Ferguson has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
The ball is swung over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Jeff Hendrick makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Brett Ormerod, Frank Fielding makes a save.
Steve Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Hill. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Kevin Phillips has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Elliot Grandin takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Elliot Grandin decides to take the corner short.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Kevin Kilbane gets a block in.
Alex Baptiste sends in a cross, clearance made by Jason Shackell.
Keith Southern takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Elliot Grandin takes the outswinging corner, James Bailey manages to make a clearance.
Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, Mark O'Brien makes a clearance.
Ben Davies produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Shot from just outside the box by Steve Davies misses to the right of the goal.
Ben Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod. Stephen Crainey takes the direct free kick.
Keith Southern challenges Kevin Kilbane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, blocked by Alex Baptiste.
John Brayford sends in a cross.
Elliot Grandin takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
Centre by Ben Davies, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
Centre by Ben Davies.
Steve Davies challenges Ian Evatt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Barry Ferguson. Free kick crossed by Jamie Ward, save by Matthew Gilks.
The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward, Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.
Alex Baptiste sends in a cross, Barry Ferguson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Shot from outside the box by Ben Davies goes wide right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Ward, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
Jamie Ward crosses the ball.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
Elliot Grandin produces a cross.
The referee blows for offside. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Steve Davies, clearance made by Matthew Hill.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Kevin Phillips. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Brett Ormerod. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Shackell.
The ball is crossed by Elliot Grandin.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Kevin Kilbane gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey.
A cross is delivered by Craig Bryson.
Kevin Phillips is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Jeff Hendrick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
Phillips pushing for a place
Blackpool midfielder Matt Phillips will be pushing for a start as the Seasiders welcome Derby.
Phillips came off the bench in Sunday`s 2-1 victory over Peterborough, after returning from England duty at the Under-20s World Cup in Colombia, but manager Ian Holloway may be reluctant to change a starting eleven which has won both of their two opening league games.
Goalkeeper Matt Gilks admitted that he played through the pain barrier against Peterborough with ankle trouble
The 29-year-old was forced to withdraw from the Scotland squad last week and was a major doubt for Saturday's game but should be back to full fitness for the Derby fixture.
Midfielders Chris Basham and Tom Ince both impressed in the league cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday, and may push for a place on Holloway's bench.
Derby midfielder James Bailey is doubtful for the midweek trip after suffering an ankle injury.
The 22-year-old twisted his ankle early on in the Rams' 1-0 win at Watford on Saturday and was replaced at half-time by Republic of Ireland under-21 international Jeff Hendrick, who is expected to deputise for Bailey.
Jamie Ward continues to receive treatment on a hamstring injury, but fellow striker Steve Davies is expected to be fit after taking a knock on the shin during the first half at Watford.
He was replaced around the hour mark, but manager Nigel Clough said: "Steven should be OK."
Central defender Chris Riggott is still some way off a first-team opportunity.
The 30-year-old is current nursing a sore Achilles tendon but is expected to play for the reserve side on Wednesday.
Shaun Barker (knee), Conor Doyle (ankle), Dave Martin (ankle), Russell Anderson (groin) and goalkeeper Saul Deeney (shoulder) all remain unavailable.
Rams make history at the seaside
Derby maintained their perfect start to the league season with a 1-0 victory as Craig Bryson's second-half strike settled a tight contest at Bloomfield Road.
Nigel Clough's side move level on points at the top of the npower Championship with early season pacesetters Southampton and Brighton after a result which marks the first time Derby have started the league season with three consecutive wins since 1948.
Blackpool - who also boasted two wins out of two before the game - controlled possession for long periods, but despite the persistent menace of Gary Taylor-Fletcher in attack they were unable to find a way through a stubborn Derby backline.
After an uneventful opening period, Derby's Jamie Ward came agonisingly close to opening the scoring when he curled the ball on to the woodwork from 25 yards.
The decisive moment came midway through the half, with Bryson pouncing after Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks failed to push Steven Davies' free kick to safety.
Centre back Matt Hill replaced Craig Cathcart in the only change to the Blackpool XI that started the season's opening two league encounters.
Ward recovered from a hamstring problem to take Lee Croft's place in the Derby line-up Five minutes into a scrappy opening Blackpool's Elliot Grandin switched play to the right flank, finding Taylor-Fletcher lurking and the forward's cross flashed dangerously across the Derby goalmouth.
At the other end Steven Davies released Bryson down the right channel and his cutback narrowly evaded the onrushing Ward.
A 25-yard Taylor-Fletcher drive brought the first save of the match in the 22nd minute - England Under-21 goalkeeper Frank Fielding tumbling to his right to hold comfortably.
Ben Davies cut in from the right flank for Derby's first attempt three minutes later but dragged a tame shot wide. The same player then saw Gilks claw his goalbound cross to safety.
The rest of the half passed off with little incident, but on the stroke of the interval, Taylor-Fletcher and Kevin Phillips combined cleverly on the edge of the Derby area where the latter played in Stephen Crainey.
The full-back's shot was deflected narrowly wide and from the resulting corner, Keith Southern volleyed into Fielding's arms.
Taylor-Fletcher again provided Blackpool's main threat at the start of the second half as he danced through a pair of Derby challenges before teeing up Phillips to drill wide.
Ward almost illuminated the contest with an hour gone when he uncorked a curling, dipping effort on to the angle of post and bar with Gilks rooted to the spot.
Blackpool responded by peppering the Derby box with a succession of crosses and corners, but a Rams defence impressively marshalled by skipper Jason Shackell stood firm.
The hosts were starting to look a touch ragged in defence, conceding free-kicks in dangerous areas, and when Hill bundled Steven Davies over in the 68th minute it proved to be their undoing.
Gilks plunged to his right to keep out the same player's well struck 25-yard effort, but could only parry as far as Bryson who slotted home.
Predictably, Taylor-Fletcher authored the Blackpool response, engineering space in the area before firing narrowly wide.
A final chance came Blackpool's way, but Southern blazed past the post after Phillips failed to control a cross from substitute Billy Clarke.
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