Team news: Derby County unchanged against Cardiff City as Will Hughes shakes off knock
WILL Hughes has been passed fit to start for Derby County against Cardiff City at Pride Park Stadium tonight (7.45pm).
The teenage midfielder has shaken off an ankle injury he picked up in Saturday's 3-2 win over Birmingham City.
As a result, manager Nigel Clough is able to name an unchanged side to face the Championship leaders.
That means Nathan Tyson, who came on as a substitute to score a late winner against Birmingham, has to settle for a place on the bench once again.
The only change on the bench sees midfielder Ben Davies replace Mason Bennett.
Craig Bellamy starts for Cardiff in place of the suspended Simon Lappin, while Heidar Helguson is preferred to Joe Mason up front.
Derby-born midfielder Jordon Mutch is among the Bluebirds' substitutes.
DERBY COUNTY: Legzdins, Brayford, Keogh, Buxton, Roberts, Coutts, Hughes, Bryson, Jacobs, Robinson, Sammon. Subs: Fielding (gk), O'Brien, O'Connor, Freeman, Hendrick, Davies, Tyson.
CARDIFF CITY: Marshall, Nugent, Connolly, Hudson, Ralls, Noone, Bo-Kyung, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Bellamy, Helguson. Subs: Parish (gk), John, Kiss, Conway, Mutch, Gestede, Mason.
REFEREE: M Brown (East Yorkshire).