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12 August 2015

All you need to know about Rams clash

Pompey turn their attention towards the Capital One Cup tonight when Derby visit Fratton Park for a first round tie (7.45pm).

Paul Clement’s side are among the favourites for promotion from the Championship this term and started with a goalless draw at Bolton on Saturday.

They invested heavily over the summer, signing Tom Ince and Andreas Weimann in multi-million pound moves, while also recruiting former England internationals Scott Carson and Darren Bent.

The last meeting between the sides in the League Cup was a third round clash on the south coast in November 1994, with Paul Simpson netting the only goal of the game for the visitors.

Tonight’s match – which is being screened live on Sky Sports One – must be decided on the evening, with extra-time and penalties used in the event of a draw after 90 minutes.

Pompey have no new injury concerns, with Adam Barton and James Dunne making their comebacks for the reserves on Tuesday night.

Kal Naismith (thigh) is still a doubt, while Jack Whatmough (knee) is definitely sidelined.

Derby are without midfield duo Craig Bryson and Will Hughes, who both went off with knee injuries at Bolton.

Pompey: 34 Wins
Derby: 42 Wins
20 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 24 Wins
Derby: 13 Wins
13 Draws

Last Meeting
Pompey 1 (Varney)
Derby 2 (Buxton, Davies)
April 21 2012

Tickets are still available to buy from the Frogmore Road ticket office until 5pm or online here.

They are priced £10 for adults, £8 for seniors (61+), £5 for young persons (17-22) and £2 for juniors (under 17).

Fans are urged to buy in advance to avoid long queues, but the booths behind the ticket office will be open from 5.30pm

The ticket office is only open for away fan sales, enquiries and upgrades tonight, while collections can be made from main reception. 

Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary of the first round tie.

We’ll also have match updates on Twitter and the Pompey Wall.

There will be post-match coverage on the website, Pompey PlayerHD and our official YouTube channel, with extended highlights to follow tomorrow.

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not online), while The News will also have extensive coverage.

Pompey are 16/5 underdogs to progress to the second round, with Derby odds-on favourites.

Read our betting preview here and remember to register at to earn the club money every time you have a flutter.

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