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John Brayford takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a save. Short corner worked by Alberto Bueno.
Alberto Bueno takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a save.
Callum Ball fouled by Lewin Nyatanga, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Alberto Bueno, Header from close range by Callum Ball clears the bar.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Martyn Woolford misses to the left of the target.
Jeff Hendrick produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Robbie Savage leaves the field to be replaced by Jeff Hendrick. (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Marlon Jackson coming on for Jonathan Stead.
Long range shot by Martyn Woolford goes wide right of the net.
(Derby) makes a substitution, with Conor Doyle coming on for Steve Davies.
Albert Adomah goes off and Martyn Woolford comes on.
Robbie Savage has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Alberto Bueno goes into the book. Alberto Bueno gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brett Pitman. Brett Pitman leaves the field to be replaced by David Clarkson. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alberto Bueno by Lewin Nyatanga. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Steve Davies, Dean Gerken makes a save.
Brett Pitman decides to take a short corner, Albert Adomah has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Daniel Ayala gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Stead. Cole Skuse restarts play with the free kick.
Callum Ball on for Theo Robinson.
Cole Skuse grabs a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 0-2 Bristol City.
John Brayford has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Alberto Bueno from the left by-line, Marvin Elliott manages to make a clearance.
Theo Robinson has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Handball by Alberto Bueno. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.
Steve Davies fouled by Jordan Spence, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alberto Bueno from left channel, save by Dean Gerken.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Davies. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
Alberto Bueno takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alberto Bueno, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Stead on John Brayford. Free kick taken by Russell Anderson.
Foul by Daniel Ayala on Brett Pitman, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
Unfair challenge on Steve Davies by Jamal Campbell-Ryce results in a free kick. John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Jones.
Foul by Albert Adomah on Stephen Pearson, free kick awarded. Alberto Bueno crosses the ball in from the free kick, Dean Gerken makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Brett Pitman by Robbie Savage results in a free kick. Robbie Savage is shown a yellow card. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Brett Pitman, Alberto Bueno gets a block in.
Effort from inside the area by Jonathan Stead misses to the right of the target.
Jamie McAllister takes a corner.
James Bailey concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Spence. Jamie McAllister takes the direct free kick.
James Bailey concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Cole Skuse takes the direct free kick.
Stephen Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Spence. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
Steve Davies has an effort at goal. Save by Dean Gerken. Corner taken by Alberto Bueno from the left by-line, clearance made by Brett Pitman.
Cole Skuse concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Pearson. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
Brett Pitman is caught offside. Daniel Ayala takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Alberto Bueno to the near post, Daniel Ayala takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.
Shot from just outside the box by Alberto Bueno misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Albert Adomah on Steve Davies. Alberto Bueno restarts play with the free kick.
Theo Robinson takes a shot. Save made by Dean Gerken.
Jonathan Stead grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 0-1 Bristol City.Assist on the goal came from Jordan Spence.
Jonathan Stead challenges Robbie Savage unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Savage takes the free kick.
Brett Pitman decides to take a short corner.
Russell Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brett Pitman. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.
Anderson back in for Rams
Russell Anderson will replace Shaun Barker at the heart of the Derby defence when Bristol City visit Pride Park.
Barker has undergone surgery on the troublesome knee problem that has dogged him for much of the season and he will miss the Rams' remaining two Championship matches.
Anderson will partner Daniel Ayala at centre-half, getting the nod over Miles Addison and Dean Leacock.
Leacock will return to the squad after missing the Easter fixtures due to illness.
Striker Chris Porter, who is out of contract this summer, returns to the squad after a hamstring injury and youngsters Callum Ball and Jeff Hendrick will be included again.
The match will be Robbie Savage`s final home game for Derby as the veteran midfielder is set to retire at the end of the season.
City captain Louis Carey will be assessed ahead of the trip.
The defender only recently returned following a fractured skull and boss Keith Millen `remains concerned` about the 34-year-old.
Should Carey not be risked, James Wilson could make his first Championship start.
Millen is considering giving reserve goalkeeper Dean Gerken a run-out in one of the final two matches this season. The move would end David James` ever-present record in the league this season.
Academy product Bobby Reid has been included in the squad for the first time and could make the bench.
Defender Damion Stewart and midfielder Kalifa Cisse remain on the sidelines through injury while striker Nicky Maynard is still suspended.
Robins spoil Savage's send-off
Robbie Savage's final home game for Derby ended in disappointment as Bristol City consigned the Rams to their 11th Pride Park defeat of the npower Championship season, 2-0.
Veteran midfielder Savage will leave the club at the end of the season and is expected to retire after not being offered a new deal by manager Nigel Clough.
And the Welshman, who was making his 600th start of his club career, was unable to mark his final home appearance with a win as goals from Jon Stead and Cole Skuse gave the Robins a comfortable victory.
Savage was given a standing ovation when he was substituted five minutes from time but he was not at his best in a poor Derby display.
Neither side had anything other than pride to play for but a drab display from the Rams showed why Clough is planning to shake up his squad in the summer.
The Robins were in front just five minutes in when Stead turned sharply in the box and fired in a left-footed strike that on-loan Rams goalkeeper Brad Jones allowed to squirm under his body and into the net.
Derby made a positive response to that early setback and after a swift attacking move Stephen Pearson set up Theo Robinson, but the on-loan striker's right-footed finish was kept out by City keeper Dean Gerken.
Steve Davies was also denied by Gerken after the forward turned and tried his luck with a drive from the edge of the penalty area.
Derby were missing influential centre-half Shaun Barker, who had a knee operation this week, and looked vulnerable at the back as Stead raced away before firing into the side-netting.
Savage was booked for a foul on Brett Pitman, much to the delight of the Robins supporters.
Alberto Bueno tried his luck just before half-time but the Spaniard's deflected effort was tipped around the post by Gerken.
Robinson then spurned another chance to equalise, firing wide after being picked out on the edge of the penalty area.
John Brayford could have celebrated being named Derby's player of the year with a goal, but the former Crewe man drilled a shot wide after bursting forward from right-back.
But it was City who scored the second goal after 66 minutes after some terrible Derby defending.
Gareth Roberts failed to control the ball and was robbed by Pitman and the ball fell nicely for midfielder Skuse, who drilled home from 20 yards with his right foot.
The goal was greeted with a chorus of boos from the home supporters and it almost went from bad to worse for them but Albert Adomah's strike flashed wide.
Savage could have marked his final Pride Park appearance with a goal but the Rams skipper fired over from just outside the area and that proved to be one of his final contributions.
Pearson came close to a late consolation but the Robins were worthy winners.
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