Championship - Ward back in reckoning

Jamie Ward could return to the Derby squad for the visit of Middlesbrough.

Ward missed Sunday's win at Wigan - a third straight Sky Bet Championship victory for the Rams' which saw them climb into the play-off positions - with a knee problem, but the forward trained on Tuesday and has a chance of coming back into the reckoning.

Midfielder James Bailey (knee), defender Mark O'Brien (knee) and goalkeeper Adam Legzdins (ankle) got minutes under their belts last week in the development squad and the trio were set to continue their return to fitness with another run-out for the Under-21 side on Tuesday afternoon.

The game against Boro will be the last before Pride Park officially becomes known as the iPro Stadium.