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Championship: Blackburn v Derby team news

Blackburn have no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Derby to Ewood Park on Wednesday night.

Rovers are again without David Dunn, with boss Gary Bowyer describing his injury as a "minor niggle", and Jason Lowe who has a foot problem.

Tommy Spurr is still sidelined with his groin injury while Chris Brown continues to recover from knee surgery.

The summer signing from Doncaster is yet to play for his new club and is expected to be out for around five weeks.

Jamie Ward could return for Derby after missing their 1-1 east Midlands derby draw with Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

The striker suffered a hamstring injury on international duty with Northern Ireland but has trained this week.

Jordan Ibe, on loan from Liverpool, is pushing to start after he made his Rams debut off the bench in the City Ground draw.

Ryan Shotton is likely to stay ahead of Cyrus Christie in defence after he marked his league debut with the equaliser.


Headlines for Derby this week

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  • Championship: Blackburn v Derby team news


  • Blackburn have no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Derby to Ewood Park on Wednesday night.

  • Sky Bet Championship: Jamie Ward to return to Derby squad at Blackburn


  • Derby head coach Steve McClaren is hopeful Jamie Ward will return to the squad against Blackburn this week.

  • Sky Bet Championship: Derby snatch a point in feisty 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest


  • Ryan Shotton rescued a point for Derby County as they battled out a feisty 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

  • Sky Bet Championship: Derby boss Steve McClaren hails players after Nottingham Forest draw


  • Steve McClaren hailed his "heroic" Derby County players as they drew 1-1 away to local rivals Nottingham Forest, ending the game with 10 men.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Rabiot hopes hit


  • Arsenal are set to face competition from Roma to sign Adrien Rabiot in January and Gary Cahill is poised to pen a new deal at Chelsea.

  • Transfer news: Derby striker Chris Martin signs new long-term deal


  • Striker Chris Martin has become the latest Derby player to sign a new long-term contract with the Sky Bet Championship club.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Toon eye Mendy


  • Newcastle want Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy as a replacement for Cheick Tiote, while Lucas Piazon fears for his future at Chelsea.

  • Sky Bet Championship: Derby County hope Jeff Hendrick will be fit soon


  • Derby are hopeful that midfielder Jeff Hendrick will be back from injury by the start of October.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Richards snubbed


  • Arsenal reportedly turned down the opportunity to sign Micah Richards in the summer, while Loic Remy reveals desire to prove Liverpool wrong.

  • Championship: Derby boss Steve McClaren stresses need for consistency


  • Derby manager Steve McClaren has stressed the need for consistency ahead of Sunday's clash with local rivals and Championship leaders Nottingham Forest.