Derby county injury concern as they prepare for Wycombe clash
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Derby county injury concern as they prepare for Wycombe clash



A lot of injuries are a concern for Derby County as they get ready for a pivotal League One matchup against Wycombe.

The finishing line is in sight and Derby County need four wins from their final four games to confirm promotion from League One. It’s far from easy though, given the challenges in the division, which starts against Wycombe Wanderers.

After their heartbreaking loss at Wembley in the Bristol Street Motors trophy final over the weekend, the Chairboys will be seeking to continue their tough game strategy against the Rams.

That being said, one aspect that may have affected the outcome was the team that Derby head coach Paul Warne had at his disposal. The team is dealing from several injuries as the manager attempts to rotate and make changes.

Having said that, let’s take a look at the most recent Derby County injury updates before their matchup with Wycombe.

There are currently four players on Derby County’s injury list who are doubtful and five who are ruled out of the match against Wycombe. Max Bird, Tom Barkhuizen, Callum Elder, and Joe Ward are all up against a late fitness test in the doubts department.

Meanwhile, Craig Forsyth, Tyreece John-Jules and Dwight Gayle are ruled out but expected to make a return before the end of the season. Jake Rooney is stepping up his bid for fitness, but Ryan Nyambe is out for the remainder of the campaign.

In Derby’s most recent match against Portsmouth, Joe Ward scored two enormous goals that helped the team get a crucial point. After taking a knock to his knee in the second half, the wing-back was taken off the field and will need to be evaluated before being cleared to play against Wycombe.

Max Bird, a midfield player who sustained a muscle injury in the first part of March, is getting close to playing again. Though the academy graduate appears to be among the closest to returning from a period on the sidelines, there are questions about whether he will make the squad that travels to Adams Park.

Tom Barkhuizen picked up a calf knock in the clash with Bolton, forcing him to be substituted at half-time. The forward is nearing a return though and could be involved against Wycombe on Wednesday night.

Callum Elder’s season has been marred by injuries thus far; his most recent problem being a groin strain versus Bolton. It’s unclear if the left-back will be in the starting lineup for the match against Wycombe.

Dwight Gayle was another player put through the physical test of Bolton, which resulted in a first-half substitution due to injury. The striker is on the sidelines, but there is an expectation that he will return before the end of the campaign.

After the match, Craig Forsyth had a calf injury that has prevented him from playing. Though it will still be a few weeks before then, the defender is also anticipated to return before the season ends.

Arsenal loanee Tyreece John-Jules was expected to be out injured for the rest of the season, following a serious hamstring issue against Reading. Paul Warne has since hinted at a return for the striker before the end of the season.

Late in the game against Charlton, Ryan Nyambe suffered a quadricep muscle injury that required him to leave the field. As a result, the right-back is out for the remainder of the season and is unlikely to return until the preseason.

After suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his knee early in the season, Jake Rooney has been recovering slowly. The child is now ready to resume training after making significant progress.

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