Rams wait on Whitbread

Last Updated: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:42
Derby%20County

Derby are waiting to discover the extent of Zak Whitbread's calf injury but head coach Steve McClaren is hopeful it is not too serious.

Whitbread, on loan from Sky Bet Championship rivals Leicester, was substituted just before half-time during Derby's 3-2 win at Watford on Saturday after complaining of a tight calf.

McClaren revealed after the game the defender was withdrawn as a precautionary measure in the hope of restricting any potential damage, with Whitbread set to undergo a scan.

The Rams were without nine players at the weekend and McClaren is optimistic Whitbread will not add to the club's lengthy injury list.

"Zak had a tight calf so as soon as the news got over to us we felt it was best to get him off as a precaution more than anything," McClaren told Derby's official website.

"We hope from that point of view we've saved him from getting an injury.

"We'll see how he feels in the next few days and if he'll be alright for the Birmingham game on Saturday."

Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.

Related news

McClaren: Still work to be done

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:28

McClaren could tinker

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:26

Derby make Burnley wait

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:43

Dawkins in Derby frame

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:39

McClaren won't give up on second

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:32

Derby close in on play-off spot

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:41

Ward wings in for Rams

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:10

Bennett eyeing Rams impact

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:36

McClaren admits play-offs are near

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:19

Rams consolidate play-off place

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:35