Scunthorpe manager Ian Baraclough is expecting a tough test when his side travel to Derby this weekend.
The Rams have proved to be the Championship`s surprise package so far this season with Nigel Clough guiding a largely inexperienced side into fourth place.
Baraclough told the club`s official website, "They are a different animal to last season. They`ve put a good run of results together and are strong at home.
"I think Nigel Clough has now got them playing the way he wants and they seem to be a more harmonious group this year."