10 stats ahead of Derby vs Nottingham Forest

The second East Midlands derby of the 2019-20 EFL Championship season takes place from Pride Park at 12:30 GMT today.

Nottingham Forest have won the past two meetings against rivals Derby County and are looking to beat their rivals three times in a row for the first time this millennium.

Both sides are unbeaten since the restart with Derby on an incredible run as they look at an unlikely play-off spot.

Here are 10 stats ahead of Derby County vs Nottingham Forest:

2 – Nottingham Forest are looking to record a league double over their rivals for the first time since the 2010-11 season.

4 – Nottingham Forest have kept four consecutive clean sheets against Derby.

5 – Derby have won their last five Championship matches.

8 – Nottingham Forest have lost just one of their last eight Championship matches (W3, D4).

13 – Derby’s Tom Lawrence has picked up the most cards in the Championship this season and misses this game though suspension (12 yellows, 1 red).

17th – Derby were 17th in the Championship table when Wayne Rooney made his debut at the start of 2020. Now they are seventh – just 1 point off the play-offs.

26 – This will be the 26th edition of the Brian Clough Trophy, which first took place in July 2007. Currently Derby lead the series with 11 wins, compared to Forest’s 6 (8 draws).

57% – Derby have a win rate of 57% in the Championship with Wayne Rooney in the team, compared to just 31% without the England national team’s all-time top goalscorer.

60 –  Derby County have an identical record after 40 games under Phillip Cocu as they did in their first 40 games under Frank Lampard last season (W16, D12, L12).

67 – 2010/11 was the last time Nottingham Forest gained more than 67 points. They have this tally with six games still to go this season.