Derby County take on Millwall at The Den this weekend yet one player who is set to miss the encounter is reported summer Rams target Kenneth Zohore.

The Denmark international was heavily linked with an exit in the summer.

According to the Northern Echo, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough all wanted to the striker who cost West Bromwich Albion some £8 million in 2019.

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Zohore achieved promotion with the Baggies following his move from Cardiff City. However, he struggled for game-time, and boss Slaven Bilic made him available for transfer.

But despite reported heavy interest from Derby and Wednesday in particular, Zohore instead joined Millwall to team up with former Rams boss Gary Rowett.

The 6ft 2inch battering ram is an ideal target man for Rowett’s style of play.

The game on Saturday, however, comes too soon for Zohore who is still absent with a calf injury he picked up at the beginning of November in a 2-0 win at Preston North End.

Zohore has been a big miss for Millwall who are winless in seven games since that victory at Deepdale. Moreover, the Lions have scored just three goals in that time.

Derby, however, have somehow fared worse as the Rams sit bottom of the table.

Just one win in 15 games, with only seven goals scored, sees Derby five points adrift of safety and in desperate need for a victory on Saturday in South London.

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The Rams have been toothless in attack. A player such as Zohore would have made a huge difference at Pride Park and missing out on him has hurt the east Midlands side.

Derby beat Millwall 3-2 in their last encounter at The Den. It was a rare victory over a Gary Rowett side with the former Rams boss boasting a decent record against his old club.

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