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12 September 2016

The gaffer previews the trip to Derby on Tuesday evening, looking for his side to get back to winning ways following that defeat to Reading last time out

Mick McCarthy is preparing his side for tomorrow's trip to Derby, which he has tipped to be 'an exciting game under the lights'.

The Blues make the trip to the East Midlands with no fresh injury concerns, looking to get back to winning ways following that dramatic defeat to Reading on Friday evening.

The Rams, meanwhile, will be looking to also get back on track following two successive defeats to Burton and Newcastle respectively.

"We're all okay from Friday, I can pick from the same squad from Reading for Tuesday night, so that's pleasing," the Gaffer told the official Club website.  

"We want to bounce back with a win after that defeat on  Friday night.  We go to Derby and that's the focus.

"They've lost their last two games against Newcastle and Burton, so perhaps there is a little bit of pressure there from their fans, if things aren't quite going their way at the minute. Either way it should make for an exciting game under the lights.

"That word 'transition' is widely used when a new manager comes in and that's happening at Derby now, I suppose. They've usually always played with one up front and runners from midfield, but I'm not convinced they will play that way tomorrow night.

"Nigel [Pearson] has played 433 or predominately 442, so I would expect that again. TC watched them on Saturday and they lined up more as a 442." 

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