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Derby vs Fulham

Championship Match 04 at Ipro Stadium

Saturday 23rd August 2014    KO: 15:00

Referee: Oliver Langford

Derby (from):

Derby have no new problems as they prepare to host Fulham.

Omar Mascarell is knocking on the door to make a first start for the Rams after making an impact during substitute appearances against Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton.

The 21-year-old midfielder, on loan from Real Madrid, is vying for the holding role in front of the defence along with Will Hughes and John Eustace as George Thorne will miss the majority of the season.

Midfielder Paul Coutts has not fully recovered from a hip-flexor strain he suffered last week while Shaun Barker, like Thorne, continues his rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury.

Fulham (from):

Felix Magath has plenty to ponder after Fulham slipped to a third straight defeat at home to Wolves in midweek.

The Cottagers boss made five changes to his starting line-up but has yet to pick up a point since relegation so the likes of Moussa Dembele, Chris David, Hugo Rodallega and Emerson Hyndman will be among those pushing for recalls.

Last season's Championship top scorer Ross McCormack is set to continue in attack as he looks for his first goal since making an £11million switch from Leeds.

Fellow striker Adam Taggart remains the only injury absentee as he recovers from a back problem.

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