The other East Midlands sides in the hunt for promotion have also suffered pre-Christmas knocks. Derby's recent charge up the table was stopped by Hull on Friday night. They'll be hoping for at least a point at Burnley who have failed to win in five games.
And if Nottingham Forest** are to keep up with the play-off pack they really need something at home to eighth place Leeds.
More top news
Several former managers have emerged as early favourites be become Derby's new head coach by the start of next season.
Official advice on how to deal with depression or suicidal thoughts as we focus o the issue in our "Men Under Pressure" series.
Chefs in Nottinghamshire have broken a new world record for the Tallest Stack of Pancakes.