Derby County face Championship rivals Millwall at The Den on Saturday.

The Rams go into the encounter looking for just their second league win of the campaign. One win in 15 games sees the Pride Park club sitting bottom of the Championship table.

Wayne Rooney is currently in sole interim charge. The former Manchester United man oversaw back-to-back home draws with Wycombe Wanderers and Coventry City.

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Millwall, under the guidance of former Rams boss Gary Rowett, will be a different test.

Here is how we believe Derby will line up for the encounter at Millwall.

There are unlikely to be many changes at the back.

To combat Millwall’s height and threat in the air, Craig Forsyth may be considered. But Lee Buchanan has shown to be very competitive in this area – it would be an unnecessary change.

Where Wayne Rooney may mix it up is in midfield. Krystian Bielik made only his second start at home to Coventry City following his long injury layoff and he was excellent.

 

But with games coming thick and fast, Rooney may take a cautious approach with the Poland international and rest him on Saturday with Graeme Shinnie taking his place.

Tom Lawrence is almost certain to start, regardless of form. The Wales international has been off it of late, but there is no doubt he has the ability to be a match-winner.

Martyn Waghorn was absent against Coventry due to his wife giving birth to his second child. He could return to the XI, but in a wide role where he is often more dangerous.

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After joining from Ipswich for £5 million, several of Waghorn’s better displays have come from out wide.

Colin Kazim-Richards will continue to lead the line and with Waghorn coming in off the right, Derby could have success in the air via crosses from Buchanan down the left.

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