Football - Double concern for Rams

Derby will check on leading scorer Jamie Ward and influential midfielder Craig Bryson ahead of the visit of in-form Peterborough.

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Ward, who has netted 12 goals this season despite missing chunks of the campaign with a troublesome hamstring problem, missed the last-gasp draw at Barnsley with an ankle injury while Bryson was also absent on Tuesday night.

Bryson was left out of the squad as back-to-back games in the space of four days would have proved too much for the 26-year-old, who continues to play through the pain of a groin complaint.

Rams boss Nigel Clough will give the duo as long as possible before making a final decision on their fitness.

Teenage striker Mason Bennett impressed during the 1-1 draw at Oakwell, in what was only the 16-year-old's third start in professional football, giving Clough a tough decision to make on whether to stick with the Academy product or recall Conor Sammon.

Derby will be looking for a first win in four matches against a Posh team who are unbeaten in their last 10 Championship outings.

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