Derby County make the short trip to the King Power stadium on Tuesday night, for a fiery East Midlands derby in the Capital One Cup third round.

The two sides have already met once this season, Leicester coming out on top thanks to an own goal from Rams goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Nigel Pearson is without both Sean St.Ledger and Chris Wood due to injury, while they will have to wait to see if Polish defender Marcin Wasilewski receives international clearance after his free transfer from Anderlecht last week.

Wood has three goals so far this season, so top-scorer David Nugent should be in charge of providing City's firepower, whilst Jamie Vardy could also be called on.

Derby themselves have injury worries, with Bailey, Hendrick, O'Brien, and Barker remain out, while Eustace and teenage sensation Will Hughes may well be rested.

Despite missing key men, The Rams shouldn't be short of goals, with Martin, Bryson, and Russell sharing 13 goals between them already this campaign, and will be hoping to add to that tally in this cup clash.

The Foxes should be hopeful of advancing to the next round, after a fantastic start in the league which leaves them joint second thanks to winning five of their first eight games.

County themselves have collected 11 points from their eight games, though 10 of those points have come from their four away games, giving them hope of causing an upset in this encounter.

The Foxes have won six of the last seven meetings between the two, though the visitors have won both of their clashes in this competition, back in '79 and '86.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/130seMa

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Topics:
#Leicester City
#Derby County
#League Cup
Flag article