New signing to start in Derby County predicted XI vs Reading

Derby County vs Reading kicks off at 8pm this evening
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Derby County make the trip the Reading this evening as they have a chance to go to the top of the League One table.

The Rams would overtake current league leaders Portsmouth on goal difference if they were to walk away with three points against a struggling Reading side.

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The Royals sit in 21st place, four points away from safety and will be desperate for a win to help with their survival effort.

Here is the Derby County predicted XI for tonight's match:

Formation - 4-5-1

Goalkeeper: Josh Vickers

Josh Vickers playing for Rotherham United last seasonJosh Vickers playing for Rotherham United last season
Josh Vickers playing for Rotherham United last season

Josh Vickers has started in the past three league games. Paul Warne decided to make a change at the goalkeeper position and it is unclear as to if and when he plans on switching back to Wildsmith.

Left back: Callum Elder

Callum Elder playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Oxford UnitedCallum Elder playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Oxford United
Callum Elder playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Oxford United

Callum Elder will likely get another start this evening due to an injury to Craig Forsyth. Elder will have the chance to cement his place in the starting XI with a good performance tonight.

Centre back: Curtis Nelson

Curtis Nelson playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Northampton TownCurtis Nelson playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Northampton Town
Curtis Nelson playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Northampton Town

Curtis Nelson has played every minute of League One football this season and so Paul Warne will have no doubts in starting the centre back again tonight.

Centre back: Eiran Cashin

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Eiran Cashin playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Oxford United
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Eiran Cashin, much like Curtis Nelson has been instrumental in Derby's back line this season. He will need to be on form against Reading yet again.

Right back: Kane Wilson

Kane Wilson playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Oxford UnitedKane Wilson playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Oxford United
Kane Wilson playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Oxford United

Kane Wilson is expected to start again tonight in place of Ryan Nyambe who is out on international duty with Namibia at the African Cup of Nations.

Centre midfield: Conor Hourihane

Conor Hourihane playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe AlexandraConor Hourihane playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra
Conor Hourihane playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra

Conor Hourihane has been one of the best players for Derby County over the past few games. He will be a big part of the Rams promotion hopes and will be hoping to make a difference again this evening.

Centre midfield: Max Bird

Max Bird playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe AlexandraMax Bird playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra
Max Bird playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra

Max Bird is a nailed on start each and every week, but has been somewhat quiet lately. Paul Warne has wanted the midfielder to have more of an attacking impact. Tonight will be another chance to showcase his ability.

Centre midfield: Louie Sibley

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Louie Sibley playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra
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Louie Sibley has been very inconsistent over the course of Derby's season. Sibley has all the talent but is yet to make a big impact and so he will be keen to make a difference should he start tonight.

Left wing: Corey Blackett-Taylor

Corey Blackett-Taylor playing for Charlton AthleticCorey Blackett-Taylor playing for Charlton Athletic
Corey Blackett-Taylor playing for Charlton Athletic

Corey Blackett-Taylor signed for the Rams this week and will be available to make a start tonight. He didn't play for Charlton at the weekend and so he should be all ready to go. Blackett-Taylor will be keen to show why he was the right addition for Paul Warne's side.

Right wing: Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing warming up before Derby County's League One match vs Lincoln CityNathaniel Mendez-Laing warming up before Derby County's League One match vs Lincoln City
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing warming up before Derby County's League One match vs Lincoln City

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is a crucial part of Derby's good form as of late. He will no doubt start this evening against Reading.

Striker: James Collins

James Collins celebrates scoring for Derby County in a League One match vs Lincoln CityJames Collins celebrates scoring for Derby County in a League One match vs Lincoln City
James Collins celebrates scoring for Derby County in a League One match vs Lincoln City

James Collins has been fantastic as of late, scoring 12 goals all season in League One. He will be hoping for another goal again tonight as they face a Reading side who have struggled at the back recently.