Bristol City Vs Derby County, Sat 24 Apr 2010

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Bristol City will have Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Dean Gerken available again as caretaker boss Keith Millen takes charge of his final home game when Derby visit Ashton Gate.

The Robins confirmed the appointment of former Reading boss Steve Coppell as their new manager on a 12-month rolling contract on Thursday, but Millen will remain in charge for the last two games of the season.

Winger Campbell-Ryce missed last weekend's 3-0 defeat at Scunthorpe due to a hamstring injury but is fully fit again.

Goalkeeper Gerken has recovered from a collarbone injury to put himself back in the frame, but with Stephen Henderson impressing during his absence he could struggle to force his way back in.

Meanwhile, long-term absentees Jamie McAllister (calf), James Wilson and Jamie McCombe (both knee) remain on the sidelines.

Injury could prevent Jay McEveley making his 100th appearance for Derby.

The left-back is a doubt with a twisted knee so Dean Moxey is on standby to make his first start since the beginning of March.

Two definite absentees are goalkeeper Stephen Bywater and striker Steve Davies. Both players will miss the remaining two matches of the season.

Bywater sprained a rib joint during the 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace last weekend that guaranteed Derby`s Championship survival. Saul Deeney will replace him between the posts with Ross Atkins on the bench after the youngster was recalled from his loan spell at Kidderminster.

Davies underwent surgery on a long-standing ankle problem this week in a bid to get him fully fit for the start of next season.

Fellow forwards Kris Commons and Rob Hulse are still out with hamstring problems and defender Jake Buxton (stomach) has yet to return to training. Boss Nigel Clough has said young midfielder Ben Pringle will be included in the squad.

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Jay McEveley
Jamie McCombe
Stephen Henderson
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Rob Hulse
Bristol City
Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Kris Commons
Scunthorpe United
James Wilson
Jamie McAllister
Jake Buxton
Derby County
Steve Davies
Stephen Bywater
Crystal Palace
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