Birmingham City v Derby County live stream, Sky Sports, Friday 10 September, 8pm BST
The Championship action returns on Friday night as Birmingham City take on Derby County at St Andrew's.
The Blues have had a broadly positive start to the season, winning two and drawing two of their five fixtures to date. Lee Bowyer's side have been particularly effective on the road, collecting seven points from a possible nine away from the second city. However, a 0-0 draw with Stoke City and a 2-0 defeat by Bournemouth is all they have to show for their games at St Andrew's so far.
Home form was a problem for Birmingham last season too. They won only six of their 23 matches at their own ground, and collected fewer points at home than everyone in the division but Rotherham United. That is something Bowyer will be desperate to improve upon, and Birmingham's home form did pick up after the former midfielder took charge in the middle of March.
Derby continue to be dogged by off-field complications, but they have made a promising start to the season on the pitch. Wayne Rooney deserves credit for creating a competitive team given the myriad problems he had to contend with in the summer.
Derby have been hard to beat so far, losing only one of their five matches. Three of those games were drawn, and Rooney will want to start turning some of those draws into wins, but the Rams have shown grit and determination in the early weeks of the campaign.
Troy Deeney is in line to make his debut for Birmingham, the club he supported as a boy, although he is likely to start on the bench.
Derby could be without Tom Lawrence, who is suffering from a niggling groin injury. Sam Baldock has recovered from a hamstring problem, but Kamil Jozwiak is unlikely to start having been in action for Poland as recently as Wednesday night.
Kick-off is at 8pm BST and the game is being shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event the UK.
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