O'Brien set for comeback
Long-term injury absentee Mark O'Brien has been pencilled in for a return to action in Derby's Under-21 fixture against Huddersfield next week.
O'Brien has been on the sidelines since suffering a knee injury last December and the 19-year-old has had an injection to help it settle.
The Irish defender is due to take part when the Rams' development squad take on the Terriers at the club's Moor Farm training ground on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Derby have dismissed reports linking them with a move for Stoke striker Mamady Sidibe. The 32-year-old is available on loan after being left out of Tony Pulis' 25-man Premier League squad.