Date: 18th April 2015 at 1:15pm
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Derby County could secure a play-off place should they be victorious over Huddersfield Town and other results go there way. 

The Rams’ promotion bid has been rocked in recent weeks but a 4-0 win over already-relegated Blackpool on Tuesday night has seen them keep hold of fourth place in the Championship.

Boss Steve McClaren will be hoping his side’s form improves before the start of the play-off, as they have won just two of their previous 10 matches in the league.

That run also includes an eight-game winless run as March proved a difficult month for Derby, picking up just two points out of a possible 15.

Darren Bent has proved a crucial acquisition. The Aston Villa striker joined the Rams on loan in January and his hit 12 goals in 15 games, including one in each of the last four matches.

McClaren will assesses the fitness of top-scorer Chris Martin who has been absent with an hamstring injury.

Midfielder Will Hughes returns from suspension but fellow midfielder George Thorne (thigh) and defender Jake Buxton (back) are still out.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield Town secured their Championship status for another season with a point at Brighton & Hove Albion in midweek.

The Terriers haven’t lost so far in April, which includes two draws and two impressive wins over Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest.

Manager Chris Powell has already an eye on next season and will surely want to improve the defence over the summer, despite keeping a clean sheet in their last two games. Town have leaked 69 goals in the league this season, only Fulham and Blackpool have conceded more.

Winger Harry Bunn is set to return from an hamstring injury and could feature against Derby but striker James Vaughan is likely to miss out with a knee injury.

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