Full-time: Derby County held to goalless draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers
DERBY County had to settle for a point in a low-key goalless draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Pride Park Stadium.
It was only the second 0-0 stalemate the Rams have been involved in this season - the other coming against Brighton & Hove Albion in early October.
There were few clear-cut chances for either side, though home keeper Adam Legzdins pulled off a couple of important saves.
Nineteen-year-old defender Michael Hoganson was handed his full debut for the Rams, replacing the suspended Gareth Roberts at left-back.
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John Brayford continued in central defence, with Jake Buxton, Mark O'Brien and James O'Connor all sidelined with knee injuries.
Wolves made the early running and Legzdins had to push away a Jamie O'Hara half-volley from the edge of the area in the fourth minute.
Jamie Ward was looking to score for a fifth consecutive league game and he drilled a shot wide from distance before sending a free kick straight at keeper Carl Ikeme.
Just before the half-hour, Kieron Freeman combined well with Paul Coutts on the right before delivering a low cross which Ward flicked goalwards, only for Danny Batth to make a timely block.
Craig Bryson headed at Ikeme from Hoganson's centre as the Rams turned up the pressure.
But at the other end, O'Hara had Legzdins scrambling across his goal with an effort that bounced just wide after the midfielder latched onto a headed clearance from Richard Keogh.
Ten minutes into the second half, Bakary Sako pounced on a loose ball and let fly with a powerful 20-yard drive which Legzdins palmed away from danger.
Moments later, David Edwards glanced a header just wide of the post.
Will Hughes sent a speculative shot over, while Conor Sammon's rising effort from a tight angle also cleared the bar.
Brayford was a relieved man in the 62nd minute when his poor backpass was collected by Kevin Doyle in front of goal but the striker got it all wrong and the ball found its way back to the Derby defender.
With 73 minutes on the clock, Rams substitute Michael Jacobs whipped in a cross from the right and Sammon got in front of his man but headed just wide of the near post.
Coutts played in Jacobs late on but his low centre was cut out by loan debutant Kaspars Gorkss.
And with virtually the last kick of the game, in the seventh minute of added time, Ward's free kick was well held by Ikeme, low to his left.
DERBY COUNTY: Legzdins, Freeman, Keogh, Brayford, Hoganson, Coutts, Hughes (Jacobs, 63), Hendrick, Bryson, J Ward, Sammon. Subs: Fielding (gk), Gjokaj, Davies, Doyle, Robinson, Bennett.
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS: Ikeme, Foley, Gorkss, Batth, S Ward, Edwards (Peszko, 89), Henry, O'Hara (Davis, 74), Sako, Sigurdarson, Doyle (Ebanks-Blake, 70). Subs: De Vries (gk), Doherty, Berra, Cassidy.
REFEREE: G Salisbury (Lancashire).
ATTENDANCE: 23,036 (1,953 away fans).
BOOKINGS: Wolves - Henry (27) foul on Coutts; O'Hara (62) foul on Keogh. Derby - Hughes (40) foul on Edwards.