Star striker to return in Derby County predicted XI vs Portsmouth

Derby County vs Portsmouth kicks off at 8pm on Tuesday 2 April

Derby County face a top of the table clash under the lights this evening as they aim to cement their second place in League One and put some pressure on leaders Portsmouth.

Paul Warne's side are five points behind Pompey and three points clear of third-placed Bolton Wanderers.

The Rams come off the back of a 1-0 win against a tricky Blackpool side and with some key players returning from injury will be feeling confident against Pompey.

Paul Warne will have a better selection of players available for the game and so could be faced with some difficult lineup decisions.

Here is the predicted XI for tonight's first versus second battle at Fratton Park.