Assombalonga Starts for Forest

Britt Assombalonga is fit to start for Nottingham Forest as they go in search of a vital victory at the home of their greatest rivals.

Stuart Pearce also includes Henri Lansbury and loanees Todd Kane and Gary Gardner in the following line-up:

De Vries, Lichaj, Wilson, Kane, Antonio, Gardner, Tesche, Osborn, Lansbury, Assombalonga

Derby manager Steve McClaren has made three changes, two enforced with John Eustace injured (although he would have been suspended for the game anyway) and Jordan Ibe having been recalled by Liverpool from his loan spell.