Derby County vs Norwich City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Championship leaders Norwich City can win promotion back to the Premier League on Saturday if they beat Derby County and results elsewhere go their way.

Victory at Pride Park will only be enough for Daniel Farke's men if Brentford and Swansea City drop points in their respective fixtures. The Canaries will enter the game full of confidence after beating Huddersfield Town 7-0 on Tuesday, with five goals coming in the first half.

The Rams sit 18th in the table and are still attempting to avoid relegation to League One. They were beaten 3-1 at promotion-chasing Reading on Easter Monday, keeping them eight points above 22nd-placed Rotherham United, who have four games in hand.

  • Team news

Derby manager Wayne Rooney will name a young bench for the game due to injuries, with absentees at both ends of the pitch. 

Matt ClarkeGeorge Edmundson and Nathan Byrne are missing from the defence, while attackers Martyn WaghornLee Gregory and Jack Stretton are also out.

Norwich will still be without Lukas Rupp, Adam Idah and Michael McGovern, but the latter two could return for next week's game against Bournemouth.

  • Predicted lineups

Derby County

Marshall; Wisdom, Mengi, Forsyth, Buchanan; Bird, Shinnie; Jozwiak, Sibley, Lawrence; Kazim-Richards.

Norwich City

Krul; Aarons, Omobamidele, Hanley, Giannoulis; Skipp, McLean; Buendia, Dowell, Cantwell; Pukki. 

  • Ones to watch

The Rams' player to watch is Wales international Tom Lawrence. After not starting since December because of injury, he did so against Luton Town on Good Friday and won his side a penalty. The 27-year-old also scored a brilliant goal against Reading, and Rooney will be pleased to have him back at such a pivotal stage of the season.

The Canaries' one to watch is Argentine playmaker Emi Buendia. The 24-year-old's having a phenomenal season and has contributed to 27 goals, scoring 12 and assisting 15, the most assists in the division. He was sensational against Huddersfield in midweek, netting one and setting up three in the first half.

  • Previous meetings

Rooney scored his last goal as a player with a stunning free-kick at Carrow Road in October as Derby won 1-0. Norwich's top scorer Teemu Pukki missed a penalty beforehand on a frustrating day for his side.

The Rams are also unbeaten in the last five meetings and the previous four at Pride Park.

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  • How to watch

The match starts at 15:00 BST on Saturday 10 April and is available to watch on Rams TV or Norwich's iFollow, with passes costing £10.

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