He said: "Aaron has as good a chance as anyone. We are paying his wages and if he deserves to play, he will.
"Derby have been struggling a bit themselves in the league and we will look to take advantage.
"Hopefully Derby will be a bit tired though after being taken to extra-time in the FA Cup during the week and we can look to get after them from the word 'go'.
"But Nigel Clough is a true professional and I am sure he will have them ready."