Match Previews

Match Preview: Derby County v Albion

Carabao Cup 1

Albion head to Derby County in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

The Baggies reached this stage thanks to a 1-0 win over Sheffield United in round one at The Hawthorns earlier in August, while League One Derby progressed after securing a 2-1 victory at Mansfield Town.

The two teams have met five times before in the League Cup. The Rams have won four of those, with the other clash going Albion's way.

Derby boss Liam Rosenior played under Steve Bruce when the pair were together at Hull City, but this will be the first time they've gone head-to-head as managers.

Albion and Derby will be targeting a spot in the third round

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Listen to every kick of Albion’s Carabao Cup clash against Derby County with a WBA TV Matchday audio pass.

WBA Radio duo Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from Pride Park as the Baggies look to secure safe passage to the third round.

Audio passes can be purchased for £2.50 by clicking here.

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Our opponents

The feel-good factor is back at Derby County after the club was taken over by Derbyshire-based property group Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd in the summer following a turbulent financial period off the pitch.

The Rams are competing in League One this year having been relegated from the Sky Bet Championship last term and are managed by former Fulham, Reading and Hull defender Liam Rosenior.

Rosenior, 38, was Wayne Rooney's assistant during the 2021/22 campaign and was offered the main role in late June. 

The Rams added a host of new faces to their squad following the takeover in the summer, including the likes of James Chester, Conor Hourihane, David McGoldrick and James Collins to name a few.

They've taken eight points from their first five league games and reached round two of the Carabao Cup thanks to a 2-1 win at Mansfield Town. 

Derby, who have never won the League Cup, will be hoping to avoid a second-round exit for the fourth successive year on Tuesday following defeats to Nottingham Forest in 2019/20, Preston North End in 2020/21 and Sheffield United in 2021/22.

Conor Hourihane (right) is one of several new faces through the door at Derby

From the Albion Archive

Albion won 2-1 at Pride Park in the first leg of their second-round tie against the Rams in September 2000.

Deon Burton, who now works with the Baggies' U23 group, put Derby ahead in the opening 45 minutes, only for Neil Clement to equalise shortly after the break.

The hosts then had Haracio Carbonari dismissed and Albion made the Rams pay by scoring a late winner, courtesy of Richard Sneekes from distance.

One for the stattos

Albion's trip to Derby will be their first away game in the League Cup since August 2017 when they won 3-1 at Accrington Stanley in the second round.

Salomon Rondon, Matt Phillips and Jay Rodriguez were all on target that night at the Wham Stadium.

The Baggies' last nine ties in the competition have been played at The Hawthorns.

Pride Park is the venue for Tuesday's tie

Colours for the road

Albion will wear their red third kit for the very first time on Tuesday night.

You can order it here.

Albion unveil their 2022/23 third kit

Additional information

Albion supporters travelling to Derby County on Tuesday can pre-book parking by clicking here.