Ahead of the next instalment of the East Midlands derby at The City Ground on Friday night, we take a closer look at the men from Pride Park and the stats involving the two clubs...
With thanks to Trevor Simmons (@tvtrevstats) for his help compiling the stats and facts.
Derby County Football Club
Stadium: Pride Park (capacity 33,597)
Manager: Phillip Cocu (since July 2019)
Nickname: The Rams
19th September - Luton Town (A) - Lost 2-1
26th September - Blackburn Rovers (H) - Lost 4-0
3rd October - Norwich City (A) - Won 1-0
16th October - Watford (H) - Lost 1-0
20th October - Huddersfield Town (A) - Lost 1-0
Derby fact zone
Derby have taken three points from their opening six leagues games of the campaign - their worst start in 28 years
They have scored two league goals so far this season - only Wycombe (1) have scored fewer in the Sky Bet Championship
They have conceded 10 goals so far this season - only Wycombe (13) have conceded more in the division
Tom Lawrence scored 10 goals last season, his best ever scoring campaign in league football and he scored eight of those from outside the penalty area
Last five seasons
2019-20 - 10th (Championship)
2018-19 - 6th (Championship)
2017-18 - 6th (Championship)
2016-17 - 9th (Championship)
2015-16 - 5th (Championship)
1 - Jason Knight, Jack Marriott, Wayne Rooney
This is the 97th East Midlands derby in league football and Forest have had the better of the previous 96 games – 38 wins to Derby’s 33 (25 draws)
Forest have held the upper hand in recent years - The Redsa are unbeaten in six meetings in all competitions, winning three of last the last four
Forest have conceded just one goal in the last six meetings in all competitions - Chris Martin’s late equaliser at Pride Park in July
Forest have won each of the last three meetings at The City Ground in all competitions, keeping clean sheets in last the last four
There are plenty of links between the two clubs...
A number of players have represented both clubs over the past 20 years including Daniel Ayala, Patrick Bamford, Dexter Blackstock, Lee Camp, Cyrus Christie, Kris Commons, Kieran Dowell, Rob Earnshaw, Kieron Freeman, Danny Higginbotham, Tom Ince, Stern John, Jamie Paterson, Darryl Powell, Marcus Tudgay, Nathan Tyson, Jamie Ward and Alan Wright.
A night to remember...
Nottingham Forest 5-2 Derby County (Chambers 2', Tudgay 24', 45', Earnshaw 53', 90'; Moore 14', Commons 55')
The City Ground - Championship - Wednesday 29th December 2010 – 7.45pm kick-off
Forest: Camp; Gunter, Chambers, Morgan, Bertrand (Cohen 38'), Moussi, Ramsey (Wilson 60'), Majewski, Earnshaw, Tyson (Anderson 79'), Tudgay