Triple injury boost for Rams
Derby's injury problems appear to be easing ahead of the trip to Peterborough.
Gareth Roberts, Jamie Ward and Jeff Hendrick could all be back in contention for the game at London Road, but goalkeeper Frank Fielding (groin) is still a week away from making a return.
Roberts, 34, played as an over-age member of the Under-21 squad on Wednesday after a hamstring injury. He was an unused substitute during the previous night's 2-1 victory at Ipswich, where James O'Connor again filled in at left-back.
Ward has missed the last four games with a hamstring problem but the striker is due to train on Friday. If he comes through unscathed, he will be in the squad to face Posh. Midfielder Hendrick was absent in midweek after suffering an ankle injury in the home draw with Blackburn.
"Gareth had only one training session before the Ipswich game so we put him on the bench, but he came through the Under-21 game and he is in with a chance of starting on Saturday," said Rams boss Nigel Clough. "Jamie was not quite ready for the under-21 game.
"Instead he had a good training session one-on-one with Johnny Metgod on Wednesday morning. He will do a bit more and will train with the first team on Friday. Jeff was very sore after last Saturday and his situation didn't improve sufficiently overnight on Monday to be available for selection against Ipswich. He is in with a chance if it settles down in the next few days."