Derby County host Millwall at the weekend in a game which sees for Rams manager Gary Rowett return to the east Midlands looking to extend his fine Pride Park run.

Rowett, who spent 15 months in charge of Derby and led them to the 2017-18 playoffs, has interestingly never lost at Pride Park in charge of an opposing team.

Current Derby boss Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, gets the chance to record his first double as Rams manager following the 1-0 win at the Den earlier in the campaign.

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Derby head into the game winless in four but coming off the back of a solid draw at Barnsley, while Millwall lost their last encounter at home to Blackburn Rovers.

Here is how we believe the Rams will line up:

Rooney has often matched up against the opposition this season, switching from a back four to a back three system and then back again on a seemingly weekly basis.

Millwall play three at the back, with on-loan Derby man Scott Malone featuring at left wingback while former Rams Mason Bennett and George Evans also play for the Lions.

Malone seemingly won’t be available to play against Derby on Saturday.

 

Nathan Byrne missed out against Barnsley and Derby could be without him again, prompting Andre Wisdom to play on the right while Teden Mengi retains his central spot.

Lee Buchanan was left out in midweek but may return to add an extra attacking threat.

Graeme Shinnie and Jason Knight will likely feature in central midfield, meaning Max Bird misses out again while Louie Watson provides another option off the bench.

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The big change in the final third sees Martyn Waghorn come in for Lee Gregory.

Gregory struggled to make an impact at Barnsley, arguably missing Derby’s best chance. Waghorn’s introduction would see Colin Kazim-Richards move back to centre-forward.

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