Oldham v Derby
Caraboa Cup, Kick-Off 7.45pm, Tuesday, Aug 14th
DERBY will want to get the Saturday result off their back and start using some of the quality they've brought in.
Joe Ledley in a central trio of midfielders barely made a difference and the opposition ran riot. He did get subbed for Bradley Johnson but Leeds scored at the right time and took their chances when they came. We didn't.
Derby have made 4 changes to their starting 11, both full-backs are swapped out, Ledley steps down and 1 change up front:
Subs: Roos, Forsyth, Waghorn, Lawrence, Pearce, Bennett, Bird.
We've stuck with a 4-3-3 tonight and Johnson and Evans in midfield shouldstep it up. Glad to see Jozefzoon and marriot getting a start.
A few new faces should see a Derby win but avoid a h/c. Don't try to squeeze more value out of this. Keep it simple. It is a league cup, don't go crazy, every championship team will make a handful of changes, but so will their opposition.
- Derby win (8-13, Coral)