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Pre-Match Pack: Bristol City (H) – Blog

Derby County will host Bristol City at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon in their penultimate home game of the 2021/22 season. has gathered all the information you need ahead of the Sky Bet Championship game (kick-off 3pm).


Tickets for the match will be on sale until kick-off.

Supporters are advised to purchase tickets as early as possible and if they wish to purchase on arrival before kick-off, please do so as early as possible to avoid queues and possibly miss the start Match.

Fans wishing to purchase a ticket upon arrival at Pride Park Stadium are requested to ensure they have a Fan ID created on to avoid the tedious process and to help provide a smooth customer service process.

Derby County v Bristol City
Saturday April 23, 2022 (kick-off at 3 p.m.)
Sky Bet Championship

Important ticket information…

* Cards for 2021/22 season ticket holders are now active and available for use.

* Holders of subscription Derby County have the opportunity to buy a ticket with 10% discount on the ticket price of general admission game.

*Match tickets are available until 1pm online on match day and until kick-off at the box office in person.

* Please make sure to use your Fan ID when logging into the club ticketing platform.

Car park

In collaboration with Derby City Council, an online booking system for parking on game days from Pride Park Stadium, priced at £ 8.50 per car.

Holders of a Seasonal Parking Package are not required to book online but must continue to display their parking sign the same day to avoid incurring a fine.

Holders of Parking Package No Seasonal are warned that parking in the parking A or B reservation via the link provided below risk of incurring a fine.

For more information and to reserve your place before watching a first team game, visit

If you have any questions regarding the match day parking ticket, please email [email protected].

Current ticketing contact details/opening hours

Ticketing counters (located at Pride Park Stadium with parking available in the West Stand car park)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 10am-4pm

Home matchday – 10am-Kick-off

Ticket Office Phone Lines (by calling 0871 472 1884 – Calls cost 13 pence per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 10am-4pm

Ticket Office Email Helpdesk (by sending an e-mail [email protected])

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 9am-5pm


From 27 January 2022 it was no longer mandatory for venues to require attendees to be verified for their COVID-19 status and this applies to matches at Derby County Football Club.

However, some venues or events may still choose to require proof of COVID-19 status as a condition of entry and supporters attending away matches are recommended to check each club’s policy in advance.

Supporters are recommended to keep up to date with the latest UK government guidance regarding COVID-19 by visiting


Manager Wayne Rooney has no new injury concerns or suspensions for the game but, after seeing the Rams relegated to Sky Bet League One on Easter Monday, he is likely to offer a handful of game minutes of players who have been in and around the Academy first-team like midfielder Louie Watson and striker Bartosz Cybulski.

Captain Tom Lawrence will miss the match after being sent off in the 1-0 defeat against Queens Park Rangers on the holiday Monday. He was dismissed for two cautions and as it was his second red card of the season, he must serve a two-match ban.

Midfielder Max Bird is back in the squad after missing the last three games for the red card he received in the 1-0 home win over Preston North End in early April.

Striker Colin Kazim-Richards will be out again after suffering an ankle injury in the team’s 3-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers recently and is set to miss the rest of the season.


Manager Wayne Rooney offered his pre-match views to Rams TV Friday before the clash with Nigel Pearson’s team.

“I’m obviously sad, disappointed and frustrated that we fell but we have to stay positive,” said Rooney.

“As I said after Monday’s game, there are so many positives to take away from this season. We have three games left, there will be some changes tomorrow and we will do everything we can to win the games we have. it remains.

“It gives me the opportunity to look at some of the young players in terms of preparation for next season.

“What’s important is that we end the season with a bit of momentum before the end of the season and take it for next season. Every game is important; there are things you can in shoot and my mentality and mindset is to try to win every game and I know that’s the players’ as well.

He added: “There is always something to play for and we want to win. I told the players this morning, when I see them every day in training – tackling, getting their bodies in place and working hard – I have no worries they will do it in the remaining three games.

“Of course there will be changes and opportunities for the fans to see some young players who have been in and around the first team and they can get some minutes. Hopefully they will be right behind them because it’s always a great moment.


Midfielder Liam Thompson spoke to Rams TV before the Rams meeting with the Robins.

“We’re going to approach it like we always do and we want to win games,” he said. “I’m sure the fans will always be behind us and fill the pitch.

“We just want to keep performing well, winning games and enjoying it as much as possible.”


Thomas Bramal will oversee Saturday afternoon’s game at Pride Park Stadium.

Bramall has overseen 30 games so far this season in all competitions, showing 96 yellow cards and six red cards.

Bramall will be assisted by Nick Greenhalghand Akil Howson on the lines, while Geoff Eltrinham was named the fourth official.


The five-substitution rule has been scrapped for the 2021/22 season, the English Football League confirmed in July.

The rule allowing clubs to make five changes, instead of the usual three, was introduced after football restarted in June 2020 after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since matches were to be condensed into a short period, this was deemed beneficial and allowed managers to make up to five changes in three intervals during a match.

Clubs have had a longer break between seasons this time around and so the temporary rule has been changed.

Teams may name seven substitutes but will only use a maximum of three.


With COVID-19 capacity restrictions lifted and EFL matches once again being played in front of full crowds, the temporary change to streaming rules is no longer valid.

If you can’t make the match in person, other options for following the action on the pitch – including live TV, live radio, streaming of selected matches as well as live highlights. television and online of every Sky Bet EFL match.

Live TV (domestic)

In the UK, Sky Sports will broadcast 138 Sky Bet EFL matches, 15 Carabao Cup fixtures and the Papa John’s Trophy semi-finals and final.

In the case of weekend matches, the EFL* designated kick-off times for Sky Live matches are usually scheduled as follows:

* Friday evenings at 7:45 p.m. or 8 p.m.

* Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; Sundays at 12 p.m.

As part of the Sky contract, other kick-off times are available to the broadcaster

In the case of matches scheduled midweek, live Sky matches will take place between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


TalkSPORT offers exclusive live commentary on National Radio through Sky Bet EFL and non-exclusive rights to Carabao Cup that are shared by the BBC. TalkSPORT and BBC have the ability to stream flash updates scores in all competitions. The radio also has individual comments agreements with selected EFL clubs.

Live TV (international)

Any match shown live on Sky Sports in the UK is made available overseas through the League’s international broadcast partners. Matches one and two, Carabao Cup draws and action across the Sky Bet Play-Offs.

A full list of EFL’s international broadcast partners can be found

Strong points

In the UK, Quest will continue to be home to all Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy match highlights, with action from a full schedule of matches shown at weekends. end at 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and midweek League highlights and Carabao Midweek Cup highlights are also screened on applicable weeknights. Internationally, a number of EFL’s broadcast partners broadcast repeat transmissions and highlights.


With regard to national broadcasting, the EFL will return to the position it held before the pandemic when the live broadcast or streaming of any match in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is prohibited between 2:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. afternoons.

EFL clubs will have the right to broadcast matches live midweek on iFollow or an equivalent Club service, with Sky Sports also being able to broadcast the same league fixtures to subscribers through their Red Button interactive and digital services.

The position in each Sky Bet EFL division is as follows:

Championship – National

* All matches scheduled midweek (unless selected as one of Sky Sports’ exclusive midweek selections)

* Moved weekend matches – matches moved from Saturday kick-off to 3pm for non-television purposes (at home club’s discretion)

* Matches on public holidays (at the discretion of the Home club)

Championship – International

Overseas supporters can watch all EFL Championship league matches live provided they have not been selected for international television broadcast in a territory which has an overseas broadcast partner.