With so many players on our books and a new manager with a fresh slate, we’ll be doing a number of articles looking at how Derby could lineup in different formations.
First up, the fashionable 3 Centre Back formation. With such a top heavy squad this could really work!
Carson picks himself in all these lineups but the first thing to note is the inclusion of Wisdom at CB. Typically a right back at his time here, he has played CB before and many think he’ll do a job.
Keogh is a good ball playing CB so gets the nod but as good as Davies is he’s not known for bringing the ball out so maybe this formation isn’t for him?
Lowe & Bogle add pace down the flanks with Huddlestone in the pivot dictating play as Henderson did for England in the same formation this World Cup.
My attacking midfield 3 would be Lawrence, who thrives further inside, Mount and Wilson. Lots of pace and creativity allowing us to press high.
Up top I considered Martin but got to go with Jerome at the moment unless Marriot comes in, as expected.
With players such as Jozefzoon, Ledley, Vydra, Thomas, Bennett etc on the bench it shows the strength in depth (and selection headache) we have! Not to mention the wage bill…