Derby County have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the play-off after it was confirmed that star midfielder George Thorne suffered a broken leg in their match with Ipswich on Saturday.
The club said today he sustained a double-break to his lower right leg, following a tackle in the second half of the match.
X-rays confirmed the break, and the club says they expect Thorne to be out of action for around three months.
Derby take on Hull in the play-off semi finals, and will play the first leg at home after finishing fifth in the Championship.
Gutted is an understatement but just have to get on with it.. 3 month lay off, so will be working very hard to make the start of next season
Marcus Olsson's first goal for Derby was enough to secure a 1-0 victory over local rivals Nottingham Forest at the iPro Stadium.Read the full story ›
- Derby County 1 - 0 Nottingham Forest
Derby 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest
Derby County's newly appointed advisor, Harry Redknapp, says the players are capable of beating anyone in the Championship.
Tomorrow they host local rivals Nottingham Forest in the East Midlands derby.
The iPro Stadium is the venue for this weekend's East Midlands derby as Derby County and Nottingham Forest go head-to-head.
Forest were victorious in the reverse fixture at the City Ground earlier in the season, but Derby are fighting for promotion.
Nottingham Forest player & coach Andy Reid gave us some fighting talk ahead of tomorrow's hugely anticipated fixture.
Harry Redknapp has said he'll throw himself into his new role at Derby County as a football adviser.
He added that the club should get promoted this season.
Watch what he had to say below:
Newly appointed Derby County advisor Harry Redknapp says the side deserve promotion and can make automatic promotion in the next nine games.
Speaking at a press conference today, he confirmed that he isn't joining the club to manage it, but to advise Head Coach Darren Wassall.
Redknapp will combine his role with his new appointment as manager of the Jordan national team for their next two games.
He'll take charge of Jordan's World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Australia later this month.
Redknapp takes up his role with immediate effect and will be at the club's home game against rivals Nottingham Forest on Saturday.Read the full story ›
Harry Redknapp is in talks with Derby over an advisory role until the end of the season, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.
The former West Ham and Tottenham manager would move to the iPro Stadium to aid rookie boss Darren Wassall. Head coach Wassall last month replaced the sacked Paul Clement for the rest of the campaign, and has lost three of his seven league games in charge.
Derby County can confirm that discussions have been held with Harry Redknapp regarding the possibility of working in an advisory role until the end of the season. This would potentially provide support to Darren Wassall and the rest of the coaching team.
Derby are fifth in the Championship but blew a 3-0 lead in the last seven minutes at Rotherham on Saturday to draw 3-3.
Redknapp's last role in club management was at QPR. He left Loftus Road in February 2015 citing his need to have knee replacement surgery. He won the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008 and guided Tottenham into the Champions League for the first time in 2010.