Derby County have had a bumpy start to this season’s Championship campaign under Phillip Cocu, picking up five points from a possible twelve, whilst the Baggies have earned a respectable eight.

If Derby’s recent run of form is anything to go by, West Brom’s meeting with them at the weekend could see us have the upper-hand, thanks to the momentum that’s been building up over the past few games. Derby have particularly struggled in their last three games.

A 0-0 draw on the 10th August to Swansea City could be forgiven as the Swans intend to fight for promotion this time round, but whether or not that’s a realistic target is another matter. The Rams then drew again with Stoke City in a 2-2 draw; Martyn Waghorn’s brace allowed them to steal a point from an impressive performance by the Potters. And most recently, Derby lost 2-1 to Bristol City.

As you can see, things haven’t quite gone according to plan on the whole, but that’s not to say that we’ll find the game against Derby on Saturday easy – far from it. They still have dangerous attackers who could put us on the backfoot from out of nowhere, like Ovie Ejaria did for Reading with that strike from just outside of the box.

With that said, here are four Derby players who could cause us trouble this weekend.