Team news: Michael Hoganson handed full Derby County debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers
MICHAEL Hoganson will make his full debut for Derby County against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Pride Park Stadium today (3pm).
The 19-year-old defender will start at left-back in place of Gareth Roberts, who begins a three-match suspension following his red card in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Hull City.
Hoganson, who joined the Rams last summer after being released by Newcastle United, has only made one brief appearance for the Derby first-team before, coming on as a late substitute in the home win against Middlesbrough on New Year's Day.
Nigel Clough's side is otherwise unchanged, with John Brayford continuing in central defence with Jake Buxton, Mark O'Brien and James O'Connor (all knee) still sidelined.
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Teenage striker Mason Bennett returns to the matchday squad after returning from international duty with England Under-17s.
Wolves boss Dean Saunders, facing his former club, makes three changes to the side that drew 2-2 at home to Leeds United last weekend.
Central defender Kaspars Gorkss makes his debut following his loan move from Reading, so Christophe Berra makes way.
Meanwhile, there are recalls for David Edwards and Bjorn Sigurdarson, who come in for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (bench) and Tongo Doumbia (knee).
DERBY COUNTY: Legzdins, Freeman, Keogh, Brayford, Hoganson, Coutts, Hughes, Hendrick, Bryson, J Ward, Sammon. Subs: Fielding (gk), Gjokaj, Davies, Doyle, Jacobs, Robinson, Bennett.
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS: Ikeme, Foley, Gorkss, Batth, S Ward, Edwards, Henry, O'Hara, Sako, Sigurdarson, Doyle. Subs: De Vries (gk), Doherty, Berra, Davis, Cassidy, Peszko, Ebanks-Blake.
REFEREE: G Salisbury (Lancashire).