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A goal is scored by Mason Bennett from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 5-0 Tranmere.Assist on the goal came from Conor Doyle.
Danny Holmes challenges Michael Jacobs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark O'Brien takes the direct free kick.
Effort from long range by Adam McGurk goes wide of the left-hand upright. Mason Bennett is brought on as a substitute for Ben Davies.
Mark O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Max Power. Adam McGurk takes the direct free kick.
Conor Doyle comes on in place of Paul Coutts.
Jeff Hendrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Stockton. Free kick taken by Adam McGurk.
Corner taken by Adam McGurk from the right by-line, Zoumana Bakayogo takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Paul Black is brought on as a substitute for Andy Robinson. (Derby) makes a substitution, with Kieron Freeman coming on for Gareth Roberts.
Jeff Hendrick fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 4-0 Tranmere.Assist by Ben Davies.
Foul by Ben Davies on Andy Robinson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Robinson from left channel.
Max Power fouled by Will Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jeff Hendrick. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
Jeff Hendrick takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Adam McGurk. Paul Coutts takes the free kick.
Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams. Inswinging corner taken by Ben Davies, John Brayford fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 3-0 Tranmere.The assist for the goal came from Ben Davies.
Cole Stockton has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Cole Stockton has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Conor Sammon finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 2-0 Tranmere.Ben Davies provided the assist for the goal.
Andy Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Coutts. Ben Davies takes the free kick.
The official flags Liam Palmer offside. Adam Legzdins restarts play with the free kick.
Jeff Hendrick has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Holmes by Michael Jacobs. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
Ben Davies gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 1-0 Tranmere.Paul Coutts provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is delivered by Michael Jacobs, blocked by Ash Taylor. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies, Header from close range by Richard Keogh misses to the right of the goal.
Michael O'Halloran handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Brayford.
Max Power gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts. Free kick taken by Ben Davies.
Effort on goal by Jeff Hendrick from 20 yards. Blocked by Liam Palmer.
Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Blocked by Ash Taylor.
Foul by Ben Davies on Adam McGurk, free kick awarded. Danny Holmes takes the direct free kick.
Paul Coutts restarts play with the free kick. Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Liam Palmer gets a block in.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Davies, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by John Brayford misses to the left of the goal.
Donervorn Daniels challenges Conor Sammon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Coutts takes the free kick.
Cole Stockton takes a shot. Save made by Adam Legzdins.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by Mark O'Brien. Adam McGurk takes the free kick.
Paul Coutts produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Max Power on Ben Davies. Free kick taken by Ben Davies.
Jeff Hendrick sends in a cross, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
The official flags Conor Sammon offside. Indirect free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
Ben Davies takes a short corner.
Ben Davies fouled by Max Power, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.
Max Power has a drilled shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.
Corner taken by Ben Davies, clearance made by Max Power.
Ben Davies takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam McGurk from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Max Power misses to the left of the goal.
Ben Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Palmer. Donervorn Daniels takes the direct free kick.
Rams wait on trio
Derby will check on the fitness of Craig Bryson, Gareth Roberts and Jamie Ward ahead of the FA Cup third-round tie against Tranmere.
Midfielder Bryson (knee), left-back Roberts (calf) and forward Ward (hamstring) all missed the league victory over Middlesbrough on New Year's Day.
Rams boss Nigel Clough insists none of the trio will be risked against the League One leaders if they are not 100% ready.
"That would be the same if it was a league game," said Clough. "We still have 20 games left in the Championship and a few cup games, we hope, and we want them available for most of those.
"We cannot afford for them to be missing for half of those games.
"It is important we get players fit, we need them to bolster the squad."
Forwards Nathan Tyson, Theo Robinson and Conor Doyle and defender James O'Connor are options for Clough should he wish to make changes to his starting line-up.
Michael Hoganson made his Derby debut as a late substitute against Middlesbrough while fellow teenage defender Valentin Gjokaj was also on the bench for that game. Both could be involved in the squad again at the weekend.
Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore has no new injury worries.
Captain James Wallace is still unable to return to action from a medial knee ligament injury while forward Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (broken metatarsal) and winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie (lateral knee ligament) remain sidelined.
Cole Stockton, Rovers' matchwinner in the 1-0 triumph over Scunthorpe last weekend that sent them back to the npower League One summit, is pushing for a start after top scorer Jake Cassidy returned to Wolves at the end of his loan spell.
"We'll go there and enjoy it and hopefully do ourselves proud," Moore told his club's official website.
"We're not expected to win but we might go there and get a draw or get a win. You just don't know in football what can happen.
"It's a fantastic stadium and the lads deserve a little break from the pressures of the league. Everyone lifts themselves that 20 per cent when you're top of the league and it's harder. Sometimes you're better off sat in second spot."
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