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Pre-Match Pack: Fulham (M) – Blog

Derby County host Fulham at Pride Park Stadium on Friday night in their first of two matches over the Easter weekend. has gathered all the information you need ahead of the Sky Bet Championship game (kick-off 8pm).


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 Fulham
Friday April 15, 2022 (kick-off 8 p.m.)
Sky Bet Championship

Important ticket information…

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

*Derby County season ticket holders have the option of purchasing a ticket at 10% off the general admission match ticket price.

*Match tickets are available until 6 p.m. 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 conjunction with Derby City Council, an online booking system for Pride Park Stadium matchday parking, 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 a Non-Seasonal Parking Pass are warned that parking in Parking A or B without a reservation via the link provided below risks incurring a fine.

For more information and to reserve your place before watching a first team match, 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 further injury concerns or suspensions for the game after last Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Swansea City.

Midfielder Max Bird is serving the second game of his three-match ban following his red card in the recent 1-0 home win over Preston North End.

Striker Colin Kazim-Richards will be out again after suffering an ankle injury in the team’s 3-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers recently. As a result, he is expected to miss the rest of the season and is getting back into shape.


Manager Wayne Rooney offered his pre-match views to Rams TV Thursday ahead of the matchup with the Cottagers.

“The ambiance is good” said Rooney. “The guys trained well, were energetic and worked really hard, so it’s a big game for us.

“We know Fulham are a very good team, they are top of the league, and we come into this one knowing we have to win.

“There is pressure on us but that’s where we are; we need to get three points.

“I’m sure by 5pm on Easter Monday we’ll know exactly where we stand in terms of whether we have a chance or staying up or not.”


Goalkeeper Ryan Allsop spoke to Rams TVat the Moor Farm training ground ahead of the Rams’ encounter with the Championship leaders under the floodlights at Pride Park Stadium.

He said: “We have to be positive and approach every game as if we are going to win.

“We know it will be a tough game against Fulham, they are top of the league, but I think we can hurt anyone in this division with the way we can play.

“If we organize ourselves properly and play the way we want, we are a dangerous team to face. We will approach it positively and aim for victory.

“We can cause problems for teams with the way we set up and the structure we play from. Some results went against us as we were more in the game.

“We conceded some sloppy goals that we need to improve on, but in terms of getting into games and staying on. We’ve been to all of them except a few.

“We have to approach this one with a positive mindset and we have to win games at this stage. We’re going to go for the win and you don’t know what’s going to happen in football.

“We have to win every game we play and that’s what we’ll try to do.”


Robert Jones will oversee Friday night’s game at Pride Park Stadium.

Jones has overseen 21 games so far this season in all competitions, posting 69 yellow cards and one red card.

His last Derby game was the 2-0 home win over Barnsley in early March.

The Premier League official also took charge of the Rams’ 2-1 defeat at Barnsley in November.

Jones will be assisted by Richard Westand Scott Ledger on the lines, while Craig Hicks 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 national radio commentary through Sky Bet EFL as well as non-exclusive Carabao Cup rights which are shared by the BBC. TalkSPORT and the BBC have the ability to broadcast flash score updates across all competitions. The radio also has individual commentary 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 via 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.