Team news: Derby County defender Gareth Roberts returns to face old club Tranmere Rovers in FA Cup
GARETH Roberts returns to the Derby County side to face former club Tranmere Rovers in today's FA Cup third round tie at Pride Park Stadium (3pm).
The experienced defender missed the 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough on New Year's Day due to a calf injury but has been passed fit to replace Kieron Freeman at left-back in the only change to Nigel Clough's starting line-up.
Freeman, who made his full debut against Middlesbrough, drops back to the bench, where there is also a place for teenage striker Mason Bennett.
Midfielder Craig Bryson (knee) and Jamie Ward (hamstring) remain sidelined.
League One leaders Tranmere also feature one change, Cole Stockton replacing top scorer Jake Cassidy, who has returned to parent club Wolves following a loan spell.
DERBY COUNTY: Legzdins, Brayford, Keogh, O'Brien, Roberts, Coutts, Hughes, Hendrick, Davies, Jacobs, Sammon. Subs: Fielding (gk), O'Connor, Freeman, Doyle, T Robinson, Tyson, Bennett.
TRANMERE ROVERS: Fon Williams, Holmes, Daniels, Taylor, Bakayogo, McGurk, Palmer, Power, A Robinson, Stockton, O'Halloran. Subs: Black, Goodison, Thompson, Harrison, Kirby, Kay, Mooney.
REFEREE: M Halsey (Lancashire).