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.
Bad tactics, bad team selection and shocking use of subs. Saying that, off the pitch I think Dougie has done a quality Job. #nffc
Not a massive fan of Dougie's tactics but wonder how much #NFFC players lack of contribution (goals/creativity) have cost him his job?
I am sorry to see Dougie gone, he should have been given more time, with the embargo and our injury list he's done OK,to trigger happy #nffc
Dougie gone I'm a bit surprised, but for me he couldn't motivate or play positive attacking football #nffc
I think the problems at Nottingham forest run deeper than dougie freedman, poor decision to sack him I think.
Nottingham Forest have terminated manager Dougie Freedman's contract with immediate effect, the club has announced.
First-team coach Paul Williams will take over the management of the side until the end of the season.
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The summing up at the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will begin on Monday.
Lord Justice Goldring is expected to take up to three weeks to sum up the 260 days of evidence in Warrington, Cheshire.
The inquests will then adjourn for the half-term break in mid-February and are due to reconvene on February 22 when the jury is expected to be sent out to consider their conclusions.
The tragedy unfolded on April 15, 1989, during Liverpool's FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace.
During the inquests, which began on March 31, 2014, the jury has heard about stadium safety, match planning, the events of the day, the emergency response and evidence gathering by police, along with accounts of the final moments of each victim.
Nottingham Forest have been dealt a huge blow after it emerged that captain Henri Lansbury is likely miss the rest of the season.
Lansbury sustained an ankle injury in the game against QPR on Saturday and was given oxygen on the pitch.
Although an x-ray confirmed that no bones had been broken, scan results are yet to be revealed, but Lansbury tweeted last night that he would be out for up to three or four months.
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Manchester United forward Nick Powell is set to join Championship Nottingham Forest on loan for the rest of the season.
Powell has appeared three times for United this season after recovering from injury but will now spend time at the City Ground.
The former Crewe youngster is out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer and is unlikely to extend his stay.