Derby County predicted XI in FA Cup replay vs Crewe Alexandra

Derby County vs Crewe Alexandra kicks off at 7.45pm at Pride Park on Tuesday 14 November
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Derby County face Crewe for a second time on Tuesday night as they play in an FA Cup replay following the 2-2 draw last week.

The Rams managed to avoid a defeat with two late goals from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Conor Hourihane after they had gone 2-0 down after 54 minutes.

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Pride Park will play host to the fixture in which the winner will face League One Bristol Rovers in the second round.

Derby will be feeling confident coming off the back of a 3-0 home win against Barnsley on Saturday and looking to make it two wins from two.

Formation: 4-5-1

Goalkeeper: Joe Wildsmith

Joe Wildsmith celebrating Derby's goal against Crewe Alexandra in FA Cup first roundJoe Wildsmith celebrating Derby's goal against Crewe Alexandra in FA Cup first round
Joe Wildsmith celebrating Derby's goal against Crewe Alexandra in FA Cup first round

Joe Wildsmith managed to produce yet another clean sheet on Saturday with a great performance against League One's top scoring side in Barnsley.

He'll be expecting to start again on Tuesday night.

Left back: Callum Elder

Callum Elder playing for Derby County vs Oxford UnitedCallum Elder playing for Derby County vs Oxford United
Callum Elder playing for Derby County vs Oxford United

Callum Elder is fully fit again and seeing as this game is a quick turnaround, it seems like a good chance for him to get a start over 34 year-old Craig Forsyth who may not be as sharp following the Rams' win on Saturday.

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It would get Elder some well needed game time, and Forsyth a well needed rest.

Centre back: Eiran Cashin

Eiran Cashin playing for Derby County during a League One match vs Oxford United. Eiran Cashin playing for Derby County during a League One match vs Oxford United.
Eiran Cashin playing for Derby County during a League One match vs Oxford United.

Cashin didn't feature in the first fixture against Crewe after he had a break following a suspension in the league. If the Rams are to keep their opponents out on Tuesday night, Cashin should definitley start and follow up a good performance at the weekend.

Centre back: Curtis Nelson

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

Curtis Nelson will liklely start again on Tuesday, unless Paul Warne gives him a rest and plays Sonny Bradley. But Nelson has been solid all year and with the international break upcoming, he will be able to rest after this challenge is dealt with.

Right back: Kane Wilson

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

Kane Wilson has been fantastic this season, but he has struggled to find his place in the starting XI. However with Ryan Nyambe about to head off on international duty, this seems the perfect chance for him to start.

Centre midfield: Conor Hourihane

Conor Hourihane playing for Derby County during an FA Cup match vs Crewe AlexandraConor Hourihane playing for Derby County during an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra
Conor Hourihane playing for Derby County during an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra
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Derby's captain helped rescue a draw in the first game against Crewe by scoring a lovely finish late on to equalise. He'll be hoping to help the Rams to a win this time round and will likely start again here.

Centre midfield: Max Bird

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

Max Bird has been consistently excellent as of late, putting in some more attacking performances and really controlling games from his midfield position.

If Warne wants to win then he needs to play Bird, its as simple as that.

Centre midfield: Korey Smith

Korey Smith playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe AlexandraKorey Smith playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra
Korey Smith playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra

If there were to be a casulty in Derby's midfield it would probably be Korey Smith, but seeing as Tyrese Fornah is heading out on international duty, then it would make sense for Warne to stick with Smith.

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He's carved out a place in midfield for him most weeks this season and so will likely start again on Tuesday night.

Left wing: Tom Barkhuizen

Tom Barkhuizen playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe AlexandraTom Barkhuizen playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra
Tom Barkhuizen playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra

Tom Barkhuizen has put in a number of good performances as of late working really well with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing on the opposite side.

He put in a really dangerous attacking show on Saturday and will be hoping to do the same on Tuesday night should Warne choose to pick him again.

Right wing: Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe AlexandraNathaniel Mendez-Laing playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing playing for Derby County in an FA Cup match vs Crewe Alexandra

As much as it would have been nice to play Joe Ward, its almost impossible to leave Mendez-Laing out of the starting XI at the moment.

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Mendez-Laing scored the Rams' opening goal in the first game against Crewe and he'll be hoping to do the same again this week.

The Guatemalan has arguably been Derby's best player over the past month and will be looking to continue that form.

Striker: James Collins

James Collins playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Northampton TownJames Collins playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Northampton Town
James Collins playing for Derby County in a League One match vs Northampton Town

James Collins has hit some form as of late with five goals in two games. Granted one of those games was against Wolves' U21s side but he has still shown his goalscoring ability over the past two weeks.

Conor Washington is about to go out on international duty and Martyn Waghorn's fitness has been a recent concern, Collins is likely to start on Tuesday.