Rooney Selects Side For Final Game Against Sheffield Wednesday Sat, 08 May 2021 12:00:00 +0100-The Rams take on the Owls in a Championship relegation battle at Pride Park Stadium.
Derby County face Sheffield Wednesday in a relegation showdown at Pride Park Stadium.
The Rams sit one place and two points above the drop zone with a -22 goal difference.
Rotherham United are 22nd on 41 points but have a better goal difference of -16 while Wednesday are 23rd on 40 points (-21 goal difference).
A win would keep Derby up. A draw might also be enough should Rotherham fail to beat Cardiff City in South Wales.
Should Derby lose, they will drop down into League One – the third tier of English football – for the first time in 35 years.
The Rams have won just one of their last 14 matches and they have lost their last six.
You can follow all the build up and the action here …
Rams 3 Wednesday 3 … Derby are staying up
6 (six) minutes added time … how are the nerves?
Roberts races clear, tries to go round Westwood, who saves. What a chance
Waghorn converts the penalty to make it 3-3 … and Cardiff have equalised
Jozwiak brought down, penalty to Derby
Buchanan and Jozwiak for Forsyth and Shinnie
Wednesday go 3-2 up through Borner
Derby needing a favour from Cardiff as it stands
Wednesday equalise through Paterson, it's now 2-2
Patrick Roberts puts Derby 2-1 up with a fine strike
Waghorn heads Derby level 1-1
Hutchinson forces the ball home after Roos saves from Rhodes, Derby fail to defend a set piece
Sheffield Wednesday take the lead – 0-1
Bannan booked for a foul on Roberts
HT: Cardiff 0 Rotherham 1
Rooney tries to rouse Rams
Kazim-Richards puts the ball in the net after Westwood parried Roberts low shot, but the flag goes up for offside
Middlesbrough 0 Wycombe 2
It's certainly competitive …
Waghorn having treatment after clattering into a post. That looked painful. He is now on his feet and able to continue.
Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday – Live Sat, 08 May 2021 12:00:00 +0100-Manager Wayne Rooney has made one change to his Derby County side for this afternoon's crucial Sky Bet Championship clash against Sheffield Wednesday …
Manager Wayne Rooney has made one change to his Derby County side for this afternoon’s crucial Sky Bet Championship clash against Sheffield Wednesday (12:30pm kick-off).
All eyes are on Pride Park Stadium as Derby know a victory against the Owls will secure their status in the Championship for another season.
A draw could be enough, should Rotherham United fail to beat Cardiff City, whilst a defeat would see the Rams drop into Sky Bet League One.
It’s set to be a tense day and Rooney has made one change to the side which faced Swansea City a week ago as Patrick Roberts replaces Kamil Jozwiak, who reverts to the substitutes' bench.
Big news comes in the form of club captain Curtis Davies, who is named as a substitute and features in the matchday squad for the first time since suffering an Achilles injury against Brentford in December.
Derby County: Roos, Forsyth, Shinnie (C), Edmundson, Waghorn, Lawrence, Byrne, Kazim-Richards, Clarke, Roberts, Knight.
Substitutes: Marshall, Jozwiak, Bird, Sibley, Cashin, Buchanan, Ebosele, Davies, Watson.
Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood, Palmer, Paterson, Hutchinson, Pelupessy, Bannan (C), Reach, Borner, Windass, Rhodes, Dunkley.
Substitutes: Wildsmith, Harris, Green, Dele-Bashiru, Urhoghide, Shaw, Hunt, Brennan, Kachunga.
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– May 8, 2021
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