Championship

Derby County hit with unwelcome injury blow ahead of crunch Fulham clash

Derby County fans in the Transfer Tavern will be looking forward to their Championship Play-off semi-final with Fulham first-leg on Friday, however, they will likely be without one of their key players.

The Rams will look to take advantage of their home tie against the Cottagers but could be without Marcus Olsson for the clash. According to the club’s official website, the 29-year-old had to withdraw from the first half in their 4-1 victory over Barnsley last weekend with a knee injury.

There is no timeframe on his absence, however, it is believed that the Swede will be unavailable for the first-leg at the very least.

Landlord’s Verdict

The Derby locals in the Tavern will be getting excited about the prospect of heading to Wembley Stadium, however, they will be disappointed that Olsson will not be able to take part.

The versatile defender, who can also play on the left side of midfield, has been key in the Rams promotion chasing campaign and it is believed that his absence will be felt by the punters in the bar. Fulham have been prolific in the Championship this year and Derby will want to keep the likes of Ryan Sessegnon and Aleksandar Mitrovic at bay.

Derby fans – thoughts?

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