Gary Rowett is now the man in the hot-seat at Pride Park and he will be tasked with leading Derby County back to the Premier League. It won’t be happening this season however and with the Rams ultimately failing in their bid to reach the play-offs several weeks ago, a mid-table finish to the season will have to do for now.
With little to play for except pride, will Derby County have enough fight left in them to finish the campaign on a high note? Judging by recent seasons, probably not. The Rams seem to fall flat towards the final few weeks of each successive campaign and having seen them manage just a single point from their last three Championship outings it is hard to imagine this season being any different.
In contrast, Wolverhampton Wanderers have been putting in some rather good displays of late. OK so they have received a few batterings along the way but wins at Brentford, Fulham and Leeds United are certainly not to be sniffed at and would suggest that the West Midlands side are more than capable of getting one over on Derby County this weekend.
Indeed Wolves have impressed away from home in recent weeks with just two away defeats since early February and whilst they are resigned to the fact that they will finish this season in the bottom half of the Championship table, they can at least finish the campaign in high spirits by collecting three points in their penultimate game of the season.