Derby County have faltered on the way towards promotion since the turn of the year and currently sit outside the promotion spots on 7th position. The excellent start to the season is looking distant as the club have failed to win their last five matches.
Frank Lampard is beginning to feel the pressure with last weekend humiliating 4-0 defeat at Aston Villa the latest in a series of three defeats in a row. The Villans ran a 4-0 lead in the first half as Derby players looked shell shocked. Tuesday gives the club another opportunity to close the gap to the last playoff position with the visit of struggling Wigan to Pride Park.