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Will Hughes leaves the field to be replaced by Jeff Hendrick.
Effort on goal by Will Hughes from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Short corner worked by Paul Coutts.
Michael Jacobs leaves the field to be replaced by Mark O'Brien.
Craig Bryson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
Nathan Tyson fouled by Jonathan Spector, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.
Nathan Tyson fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 3-2 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Michael Jacobs.
Marlon King takes a shot. Jake Buxton gets a block in.
Peter Lovenkrands grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Derby 2-2 Birmingham.Jonathan Spector provided the assist for the goal.
Conor Sammon finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 2-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Jake Buxton.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Coutts, clearance by Steven Caldwell.
Marlon King takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh.
Paul Coutts challenges Nikola Zigic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Curtis Davies.
Richard Keogh concedes a Penalty for a foul on Robert Hall. Marlon King scores a placed penalty. Derby 1-1 Birmingham.Robert Hall provided the assist for the goal.
Nathan Tyson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Theo Robinson.
Will Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Hall. Peter Lovenkrands fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Foul by Theo Robinson on Steven Caldwell, free kick awarded. Jack Butland takes the free kick.
Theo Robinson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.
Wade Elliott goes off and Peter Lovenkrands comes on.
Robert Hall has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
Will Hughes takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Jonathan Spector. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
Shot from deep inside the area by Theo Robinson goes over the bar.
Jonathan Spector concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jacobs. Jonathan Spector receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Robert Hall replaces Christopher Burke. Gareth Roberts takes the free kick.
Conor Sammon takes a shot. Jack Butland makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ravel Morrison on Craig Bryson. Adam Legzdins takes the direct free kick.
Marlon King takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.
Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh.
Theo Robinson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Booking for Michael Jacobs for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector by Michael Jacobs. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line played to the near post, Theo Robinson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Wade Elliott takes a shot. John Brayford gets a block in.
Theo Robinson takes a shot.
Wade Elliott has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
Effort on goal by Craig Bryson from just inside the area clears the bar.
Nikola Zigic has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts, Jack Butland makes a save.
Theo Robinson takes a shot. Curtis Davies gets a block in.
Conor Sammon grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Derby 1-0 Birmingham.Michael Jacobs provided the assist for the goal.
Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Save made by Jack Butland.
Craig Bryson takes a shot. Jack Butland makes a save.
Paul Coutts fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Coutts restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Wade Elliott misses to the left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, clearance made by Hayden Mullins.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Curtis Davies.
Theo Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caldwell.
Nikola Zigic challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Buxton.
Theo Robinson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Will Hughes by Nikola Zigic results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Jacobs.
The official flags Marlon King offside. Adam Legzdins restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Craig Bryson on Ravel Morrison, free kick awarded. Jack Butland takes the direct free kick.
Conor Sammon takes a shot. Blocked by Curtis Davies.
The ball is crossed by John Brayford.
Hayden Mullins has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Craig Bryson challenges Hayden Mullins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by Theo Robinson. Direct free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Hendrick to sit out Blues clash
Derby boss Nigel Clough is considering giving Jeff Hendrick a breather against Birmingham.
The 20-year-old has started all but one of the Rams' 17 npower Championship games but has struggled to reproduce the level of performance he showed last season when he won the club's Young Player of the Year award.
"We either persevere with him or there is a chance he might come out and have a little rest. At 20, we could possibly do more damage leaving him in there," said Clough. "He had a great first season but he is struggling a bit this season. Second seasons are tough for young players like Jeff because everyone knows a bit more about you."
Clough is set to revert back to 4-4-2 for Saturday evening's televised clash, having lined up 4-4-1-1 in the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend.
If Hendrick drops out, Will Hughes and Craig Bryson would be the likely partnership in central midfield with Paul Coutts on the right and Michael Jacobs could keep his place on the left after a lively display at Selhurst Park.
Clough had hoped Jamie Ward would be available after missing nine matches with a hamstring injury but the forward is likely to be overlooked unless he joins in training with the rest of the squad before the end of the week.
Curtis Davies is back in contention to boost Birmingham ahead of the trip while loan signing Robert Hall could make his debut.
Influential centre-back Davies has missed City's last two matches with a niggling ankle injury but is back in the frame to face the Rams at Pride Park, kick-off 5.20pm.
Promising winger Hall, meanwhile, arrived on loan from West Ham late on Thursday afternoon and goes straight into contention for his Blues bow.
There is further positive news regarding on-loan right-back Paul Caddis, who returned to full training on Friday having been sidelined for two months with his shoulder injury. However, Saturday's game is expected to come too soon.
Left-back David Murphy underwent a knee operation on Thursday night which rules him out for the foreseeable future, joining fellow defender Stephen Carr (knee) on the sidelines.
Midfielder Keith Fahey is expected to remain unavailable having been granted compassionate leave for an indefinite period.
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