Derby County manager Phillip Cocu has told RamsTV that defender Andre Wisdom is available to play against Queens Park Rangers after missing the Fulham game.

The Rams host QPR at Pride Park on Saturday as they look to bounce back from midweek.

Derby lost 3-0 against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Tuesday, extending their winless run on the road in the league since the opening day of the season.

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At Pride Park, however, Derby are targeting a sixth straight win. And Cocu confirms Wisdom will be available to provide extra defensive options at the back.

Yeah, he [Andre Wisdom] will be available. It was due to personal reasons, not capable of joining the team [against Fulham]. He’s fit, he trained today so he is available in the squad.

Derby have suffered several injuries this season. Matt Clarke, Mason Bennett, Graeme Shinnie and youngster Max Bird will be unavailable for the visit of QPR.

 

Wisdom has yet to make a start for Derby this season. He came on at right-back against Preston North End last weekend, pushing Jayden Bogle further forward.

With Derby playing Martyn Waghorn out of position on the right, pushing Bogle up and putting Wisdom at right-back may provide Phillip Cocu’s side with more balance.

QPR head to Pride Park coming off the back of a 4-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest. The Hoops are on a poor run, and they haven’t kept a clean sheet all season.

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On paper, Derby have an excellent chance to rack up another home victory.

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