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Thomas Ince challenges Jeff Hendrick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.
Thomas Ince takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Theo Robinson. Thomas Ince decides to take a short corner.
Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Steve Davies results in a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick. Jake Buxton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Davies.
Alex Baptiste concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Robinson. Gareth Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
Kevin Phillips goes off and Lomana Tresor LuaLua comes on.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Nathan Tyson goes wide of the left-hand post.
Unfair challenge on Paul Green by Kevin Phillips results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Steve Davies takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
Steve Davies has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save. Kevin Phillips has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding. Matt Phillips takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Paul Green.
Centre by Neal Eardley, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
Thomas Ince gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Neal Eardley concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Tyson. A cross is delivered by Ben Davies, Steve Davies finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Derby 2-1 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Ben Davies.
Craig Bryson concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. Danny Wilson takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Neal Eardley.
Nathan Tyson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher on Jason Shackell, free kick awarded. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
Tom Carroll leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Tyson.
Theo Robinson takes a shot. Neal Eardley manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips.
Thomas Ince takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth Roberts.
Theo Robinson takes a shot. Alex Baptiste makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Thomas Ince from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gareth Roberts.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Shackell.
Theo Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
Theo Robinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick. Roman Bednar goes off and Gary Taylor-Fletcher comes on.
Roman Bednar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.
Matt Phillips comes on in place of Brett Ormerod.
Tom Carroll delivers the ball.
Foul by Paul Green on Thomas Ince, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley, Roman Bednar produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Robinson by Danny Wilson. Steve Davies finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 1-1 Blackpool.Theo Robinson provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Neal Eardley. Neal Eardley is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jason Shackell, Danny Wilson makes a clearance. Craig Bryson takes a shot from 12 yards. Danny Wilson gets a block in.
Steve Davies takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
The ball is sent over by Ben Davies, Steve Davies has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Shackell. Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Ince from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Theo Robinson. Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Ince, Danny Wilson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line, clearance made by Shaun Barker.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Shackell.
The ball is sent over by Gareth Roberts.
Neal Eardley challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Shackell takes the indirect free kick.
Ben Davies takes a inswinging corner.
Tom Carroll delivers the ball, Danny Wilson makes a clearance.
Neal Eardley challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Davies, clearance made by Danny Wilson.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Davies, clearance by Alex Baptiste.
The ball is delivered by Paul Green, Theo Robinson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Barry Ferguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson. Free kick crossed by Jason Shackell.
Gareth Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod. Gareth Roberts receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Crainey from right channel, clearance made by Shaun Barker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Thomas Ince. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Davies, clearance by Keith Southern.
Thomas Ince takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding. Thomas Ince takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Gareth Roberts manages to make a clearance.
Gareth Roberts challenges Thomas Ince unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Gareth Roberts, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Roman Bednar. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
Brett Ormerod challenges Craig Bryson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Bryson takes the free kick. Steve Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Baptiste. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Theo Robinson misses to the left of the target.
Neal Eardley concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Carroll. Steve Davies restarts play with the free kick.
Roman Bednar fouled by Shaun Barker, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Eardley has an effort direct from the free kick, Shaun Barker gets a block in.
A goal is scored by Thomas Ince from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 0-1 Blackpool.Stephen Crainey provided the assist for the goal.
Barry Ferguson has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
Shackell concern for Rams
Derby may not risk Jason Shackell against Blackpool as they prepare for three home matches in eight days.
Shackell, an ever-present this season following his summer arrival from Barnsley, was a concern ahead of the game at Birmingham because of a tight hamstring and the centre-half also suffered a knock on the foot during the 2-2 draw on Saturday.
Derby host Blackpool and Watford this week before the re-arranged clash with east midlands rivals Nottingham Forest at Pride Park next Tuesday.
"If Jason's hamstring goes then he will be out for the season, so we have to be very careful," said manager Nigel Clough. "We want the points and we need wins but we cannot afford to be without players for the next six or eight weeks."
Nathan Tyson is also nursing a foot injury from the weekend but he is expected to be fit. Fellow forward Steven Davies, midfielder Craig Bryson and left-back Gareth Roberts will be checked.
Davies lasted 80 minutes at St Andrew's in his first start since he fractured his skull in mid-October while Bryson played the full game against Birmingham despite being troubled by an Achilles problem. Roberts finished the match with a sore thigh.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has been handed a triple fitness boost.
In-form winger Matt Phillips and centre-back Craig Cathcart both missed Friday night's 1-1 draw with Hull due to hamstring problems that also ruled them out of international action with Scotland and Northern Ireland last week.
However, both men are set to return along with Gary Taylor-Fletcher after the forward resumed training following a lay off with bone bruising suffered during last month's FA Cup defeat at Everton.
The promotion-chasing Seasiders are without a win for three games at home but are displaying scintillating form on their travels where they are unbeaten in five matches and boast four consecutive victories.
Tom Ince heads into the contest with three goals in two games, while veteran striker Kevin Phillips has netted four in his last seven league appearances.
Davies double sinks Seasiders
Steven Davies' second-half brace saw Derby come from behind to record their first win in eight npower Championship matches as they beat Blackpool 2-1 at Pride Park.
When in-form Blackpool winger Tom Ince grabbed his fourth goal in three games with two minute gone, a fourth consecutive away victory appeared on the card for Ian Holloway's men.
However Davies and Derby had other ideas as the hosts gained control of an end-to-end contest after the interval.
The 24-year-old evened the scores six minutes into the second period with an excellent free-kick and another set-piece brought about Blackpool's downfall when Davies rose unchallenged to head Ben Davies' centre past Matt Gilks.
Blackpool remain in the play-off places, but the four sides below them in fifth position have games in hand, while Nigel Clough's Rams climb to 14th.
Ben Davies came into Derby's starting line-up at the expense of Nathan Tyson, who dropped to the bench.
Holloway named an unchanged Blackpool XI for the first time since November's defeat at Leicester, but Matt Phillips and Gary Taylor-Fletcher returned from injury to take their places among the substitutes.
The visitors made an enterprising start and captain Barry Ferguson had time to drag a speculative effort wide before they took a second-minute lead.
Brett Ormerod played in full-back Stephen Crainey down the left and his cross deflected into the path of Ince, who made the most of some generous marking to fire home.
Derby sought an immediate response, with Ben Davies' quickly-taken free-kick narrowly evading Theo Robinson in the Blackpool area after seven minutes and Robinson capitalising on a slip from centre-back Danny Wilson to shoot past the post moments later.
Ince continued to prove a handful at the other end, dancing through challenges to draw a fine stop from Rams goalkeeper Frank Fielding in the 20th minute.
The game was developing an end-to-end feel and Robinson might have done better when he prodded Paul Green's inviting low cross wide at the back post.
A subsequent period of Derby pressure amounted to very little and Blackpool ended the half on the front foot as Ormerod and Kevin Phillips had efforts deflected wide.
Steven Davies stung Gilks' palms with a vicious drive when the action restarted and the forward brought Derby level in the 51st minute.
Wilson fouled Robinson 20 yards from goal and Steven Davies clinically dispatched the free-kick into the top corner.
Shortly after the hour both sides came desperately close to taking the lead.
First Fielding produced the save of the match to tip a sweetly-hit volley from Kevin Phillips over the bar, before Robinson latched on to Steven Davies' through ball and lobbed the onrushing Gilks, but Alex Baptiste got back to clear off the line.
Robinson bore down on Gilks once more courtesy of Craig Bryson's lofted pass only for the Seasiders keeper to find the block on this occasion.
The winning goal arrived with 15 minutes remaining as Blackpool were once again punished for conceding a free-kick in a dangerous position.
Neal Eardley impeded substitute Tyson on the left win and Ben Davies crossed for namesake Steve to convert a free header.
Baptiste brought another superb save from Fielding with a driving run and shot, and Derby were able to hold on.
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