Derby County's three biggest remaining League One fixtures

Derby County sit in second with 13 games to go
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Paul Warne's Derby County sit in second place with 13 League One games to go.

They are fully in the promotion chase hoping for a top two finish to get back into the Championship after two seasons in the third tier.

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During the remaining games, the Rams still have to face a number of promotion chasing teams which could prove to be crucial for Derby's season.

Here are the Rams' three biggest games out of the remaining 13.

3: Barnsley vs Derby County (A) - Saturday 24 February

The first of the big games comes this weekend against last season's playoff final runners up Barnsley. The Rams will make the trip to Oakwell in what could be a huge game for the promotion race.

The Tykes are in fourth place, just six points behind the Rams with a game in hand, meaning if they beat Derby and win their game in hand, the two teams will be level on points.

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Barnsley and Derby have scored the joint second-most goals this season and are very evenly matched when looking at every possible statistic.

A huge game this weekend to see how Derby stack up against a promotion rival.

2: Portsmouth vs Derby County (A) - Saturday 1 April

Paul Warne's side will make the long away trip to Portsmouth for the first game of April.

The league leaders will host the current second placed side in a game that could decide who wins the title this season.

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Need no more be said about the importance of this one. John Mousinho's side are six points ahead of the Rams with Derby having a game in hand.

Which, if they win the game in hand, will give the Rams the chance to match Pompey's points tally right at the end of the season.

A nervy one for both camps.

1: Derby County vs Bolton Wanderers (H) - Saturday 16 March

Number one in this list could be pivotal in deciding who earns a top two spot for automatic promotion.

Bolton Wanderers are in an incredibly strong position as they are three points behind the Rams with two games in hand, meaning that promotion is currently in their hands.

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This means that Derby will be desperate to hand the Trotters a loss at Pride Park as it could be very beneficial considering not only simply a three point swing, but considering the two games in hand.

Ian Evatt's side are one of the most in form sides in League One and are currently unbeaten in six games.

The clash on March 16 will be crucial for the race for the top two.