Pre-Match Pack: Peterborough United (H) – Blog

Derby County take on Peterborough United at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the first of two home matches in five days. 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 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 Peterborough United
Saturday February 19, 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 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


Winger Festy Ebosele will continue to have his fitness monitored until kick-off after being named as a substitute in last Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Middlesbrough with a minor hamstring problem.

Defender Lee Buchanan, who recently returned from inactivity with a knee injury, is a little knocked out and is doubtful for the meeting with Darren Ferguson’s side.

Defender Richard Stearman will miss out once again as he serves the final game of his three-match ban following his red card in Derby’s 2-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town earlier this month.

Forward Colin Kazim-Richards won’t make the matchday squad after recently suffering a calf injury in training, but is set to return to full training

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. The Polish international is expected to be out for several weeks.


Manager Wayne Rooney offered his pre-match views to Rams TV and he said: “It’s a big game for us.

“We know a win will take us above Peterborough so it’s a huge game and we’ve had a full week to prepare for it.

“As I keep saying, we’re taking it one game at a time and we know Peterborough will bring the fight and the energy and from their perspective they can take a six point lead over us with a victory themselves.

“We know it will be a tough game and we will do everything we can to get three points in front of our home fans.

“Our form at Pride Park has been good all season and the next two games, against Peterborough and Millwall on Wednesday, are important for us, both being at home.

“If we ever need the fans, it’s Saturday. We need them right behind the team and voice for 90 minutes. The support has been great all season, but on Saturday we really need it.


Midfielder Max Bird spoke to Rams TV at the Moor Farm training ground as the Rams prepare for the first consecutive home game

He said: “Saturday is a huge game for us.

“We had low points in the season, we also had very high points and we know Saturday is a big game.

“Last Saturday against Middlesbrough, when we lost 4-1, we weren’t at our best and there were times we reflected on before training, but I think the guys are all ready for that.

“We all believe in each other and the staff gives us a lot of belief that they know we can do the job.”


James Linton will oversee Saturday afternoon’s game at Pride Park.

Linington has overseen 20 games so far this season in all competitions, showing 88 yellow cards and two red cards.

His last game for the Rams was the 1-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion in December.

He will be assisted by Marc Russell and Robert Marchand on the lines, while Jacques Bell 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 catch the game in person, other options for following the action on the pitch – including live TV, live radio, streams 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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