Football - Keogh back for McClaren

Captain Richard Keogh will return to contention for Steve McClaren's first game as Derby head coach against Leeds at Pride Park.

PA Sport Report

Keogh was sent off during the 1-0 defeat to east midlands rivals Nottingham Forest last Saturday, which proved to be Nigel Clough's last match as manager as he was sacked just hours afterwards, and served a one-match suspension on Tuesday night as the Rams fought back from 4-1 down at half-time to rescue a point from a 4-4 draw at home to Ipswich.

Kieron Freeman was absent against the Tractor Boys due to illness but he too will come back into the reckoning.

However, McClaren will be without injured midfield trio Paul Coutts (dislocated kneecap), Jeff Hendrick (ankle) and James Bailey (knee) and goalkeeper Adam Legzdins (ankle).

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