Nicky Maynard (3 mins)
Nicky Maynard (79 mins)
Stephen Pearson (86 mins)
The Coca-Cola Football League Championship
, Apr 24, 2010
Ground: Ashton Gate , Kickoff: 16:00 , Att 15,835
Duo back for Robins Bristol City will have Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Dean Gerken available again as caretaker boss Keith Millen takes charge of his final home game when Derby visit Ashton Gate.
The Robins confirmed the appointment of former Reading boss Steve Coppell as their new manager on a 12-month rolling contract on Thursday, but Millen will remain in charge for the last two games of the season.
Winger Campbell-Ryce missed last weekend's 3-0 defeat at Scunthorpe due to a hamstring injury but is fully fit again.
Goalkeeper Gerken has recovered from a collarbone injury to put himself back in the frame, but with Stephen Henderson impressing during his absence he could struggle to force his way back in.
Meanwhile, long-term absentees Jamie McAllister (calf), James Wilson and Jamie McCombe (both knee) remain on the sidelines.
Injury could prevent Jay McEveley making his 100th appearance for Derby.
The left-back is a doubt with a twisted knee so Dean Moxey is on standby to make his first start since the beginning of March.
Two definite absentees are goalkeeper Stephen Bywater and striker Steve Davies. Both players will miss the remaining two matches of the season.
Bywater sprained a rib joint during the 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace last weekend that guaranteed Derby`s Championship survival. Saul Deeney will replace him between the posts with Ross Atkins on the bench after the youngster was recalled from his loan spell at Kidderminster.
Davies underwent surgery on a long-standing ankle problem this week in a bid to get him fully fit for the start of next season.
Bristol City 2-1 Derby
Last modified 15:08 26/04/10Daily Mirror match report
Nicky Maynard believes Steve Coppell is the man to help him realise his dream of playing in the Premier League.
After reaching his 20-goal target for the season with a match-winning double, the 23-year-old talked about the excitement Coppell’s appointment as manager has created in the dressing-room.
“The players are buzzing as much as the fans,” he said. “Steve Coppell has a remarkable CV and I don’t think we could have brought in a better manager.
“He has won promotion from the Championship before and we hope he can bring out that little bit extra in us to take the club into the Premier League.”
Coppell’s assistant Keith Millen spoke for him when asked whether they expected offers for Maynard during the summer.
“When a player scored 20 goals for a Championship club you are always going to get interest,” he said. “But it would take a huge bid to tempt the chairman into even considering parting with Nicky.”
Premier League scouts would have been impressed by the way the £2.25million signing from Crewe got in front of his marker to score from close range in the third minute. Maynard then tempted Nicky Hunt into a rash 79th-minute tackle inside the box and got up to convert the penalty.
Stephen Pearson got a late consolation for Derby.
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|11||Paul Hartley(sub 69)|
|20||Jamal Campbell-Ryce(sub 60)|
|31||Danny Haynes(sub 42)|
|8||Lee Johnson(sub 69)|
|17||Ivan Sproule(sub 60)|
|36||Patrick Agyemang(sub 42)|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|27||Russell Anderson(sub 51)|
|32||Gilles Sunu(sub 34)|
|12||Chris Porter(sub 72)|
|2||Paul Connolly(sub 51)|
|11||Gary Teale(sub 34)|
|25||Dave Martin(sub 72)|