Derby County manager Phillip Cocu refused to say one way or another if Tom Lawrence or Mason Bennett will feature against Birmingham City, RamsTV report.

The two Rams players were involved in an off-field incident on Tuesday evening reported by the Telegraph. It leaves their involvement against the Blues up in the air.

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Richard Keogh, however, has been ruled out for the season with a knee injury.

Derby County have issued a full statement on their official website.

When asked by RamsTV whether Lawrence or Bennett will play this weekend, Cocu admits it’s a decision the club are still mulling over.

It’s a decision we have to make. So, on the conversation with the players, it’s not certain yet.

Lawrence started the season in terrific form as he netted twice during Derby’s opening day 2-1 victory at former Premier League side Huddersfield Town.

 

The Rams, however, have failed to pick up another Championship win since.

Lawrence has struggled for form and consistency. The Wales international missed the 1-1 draw at Leeds United via suspension after already picking up five yellow cards.

Bennett, on the other hand, has made just one league start this season. The 23-year-old Derby academy graduate is a popular player among supporters.

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Derby are looking for their first home win of the season against Birmingham. It was already a big game for the Rams. Now, it’s made even bigger following the latest events.

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