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Where: Pride Park.
When: Saturday 7 December, 12.15 GMT.
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It’s a top of the table clash in the Championship as fourth placed Derby County host sixth placed Blackpool at Pride Park.
Both sides are on 31 points after 18 matches in the English second tier and three points in this tie would keep their play-off hopes well and truly alive.
Derby are in stunning form of late, recording their fourth straight win in the league against Middlesbrough midweek.
The arrival of former England boss Steve McClaren as manager has revitalised the Rams and a return to the Premier League is looking like a very realistic prospect currently.
Blackpool meanwhile slumped to a 2-0 loss to league new boys Yeovil Town on Tuesday night, a match in which no fewer than three Seasiders were sent off.
It’s now six red cards for Paul Ince’s team already this term and Ricardo Fuller, Gary MacKenzie and Kirk Broadfoot will miss this tie after seeing red midweek.
With Mackenzie and Broadfoot banned for one match Ince will be hoping Craig Cathcart passes a late fitness test after a knee injury, as Bradley Orr is still out for another five weeks.
McClaren has no such problems and actually has the welcome headache of who to pick, with Jamie Ward returning to the starting XI in the week, but Conor Sammon, Jeff Hendrick, Mason Bennett and Kalifa Cisse are all vying for a place, as is Manchester United loanee Michael Keane.