Pre-Match Pack: Barnsley (M) – Blog

Derby County host Barnsley at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday in their first home game of March. 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 match tickets on arrival before kick-off, please do so as early as possible to avoid queues and possibly missing the start of the game.

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 Barnsley
Saturday March 5, 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.

*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 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 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 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


Skipper Tom Lawrence is available again after serving a three-match ban following his red card in the 1-0 home win over Peterborough United last month. Lawrence missed recent defeats to Millwall, Luton Town and Cardiff City but is expected to come straight home.

Winger Kamil Jozwiak will be sidelined again with an ankle injury sustained in the 2-2 home draw with Birmingham City at the end of January.


Manager Wayne Rooney offered his pre-match views to Rams TV and he said: “We probably have the perfect game to come in; Barnsley at home.

“It’s an important game for us and we have to come away with three points, it’s as simple as that.

“That’s our mindset and we’re going to attack the game and try to get three points. Being at home against a team around us is the perfect opportunity for us to try to bounce back.

“Barnsley have had some good results lately so we know it’s not going to be an easy game and we’ll have to be at our best.

“We need to be more clinical, that’s the only thing we’ve been missing lately. We have to be clinical in front of the lens and when it really matters.

He added: “I keep saying it, but the players deserve a lot of credit for putting themselves in the position where it’s still possible for us to stay in the league.

“We know it’s made more difficult with recent results, but after the season we’ve had and the players have gone through everything they’ve been through, it’s a credit to them to be in this position. where there is still a fighting chance.

“We’re going to keep going, fighting until the end and if we do it’s an incredible achievement. If we don’t, it’s still a great achievement for what the players have put in this season.


Forward Tom Lawrence spoke to Rams TVat Moor Farm Training Ground as the Rams prepare to host the Reds at Pride Park Stadium.

“I missed the last games but I’m ready to go now” he said. “It’s been very difficult to watch from the touchline but I’ve made sure I’ve done the work off the pitch to make sure I’m ready when the Barnsley game comes around.

“From my personal point of view, I made a decision that I shouldn’t have made and I couldn’t help the team on the pitch.

“I have to do everything I can now to help the guys on the pitch, but they’ve been brilliant and given their all every week and we’ll keep doing that until the end of the season.”


Robert Jones will oversee Saturday’s game at Pride Park.

Jones has overseen 17 games so far this season in all competitions, showing 56 yellow cards and one red card.

His last Derby game was the 2-1 loss at Oakwell to Barnsley in November.

He will be assisted by Darren Can and Nick Greenhalgh on the lines, while Josh Smith 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.

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