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Nigel Clough says his 'walking wounded' should be back in action by the weekend, as the Rams look to get back to winning ways against Bristol City at Pride Park.

Dean Leacock, Miles Addison and Kris Commons were all taken off against Crystal Palace with various knocks, but all should be fit for selection on Saturday.

In addition Paul Connolly, Rob Hulse and James Vaughan have also needed treatment this week.

Clough says the medical staff are busy: "The physio's are certainly earning their wages this week; we have plenty of bumps and bruises but hopefully none of them too serious.

"Dean Leacock is fine, which is great because we were delighted to have him back and available.

"He went off with a tight calf at Palace, simply because we wanted to protect him having been out so long; he should be fine to face Bristol City.

"I think the intensity of being back in a first team competitive game must have taken its toll; you can play all the reserve games and practice matches you want, but there is no substitute for league contests.

"Dean has been like a new signing for us and hopefully he can remain fit and in the team for the remainder of the season.

"Miles Addison came off after being kicked on his foot, but he is looking better already.

"A few days rest should be enough for him and we'd expect to see him back in training by Friday.

"Kris Commons is not as bad as we first feared; he took a hell of a whack on his calf and shin, in what the ref described as a 'coming together'.

"We expect him to be improve during the week and we would hope he will be okay come the weekend.

"Shaun Barker wasn't well enough to start at Palace because he was ill.

"He is fine now and we were very encouraged by how well he did for the last ten minutes of the game; he was excellent.

"The only other issues we have are Paul Connolly, who has a sore foot, Rob Hulse, who sustained many bumps and kicks during the game and James Vaughan with a dead leg.

"All of these should be back in training and fine by the time the weekend comes.

"That just leaves us with Paul Green and Jake Buxton, who have undergone successful operations on their foot and hernia injuries respectively.

"Steven Davies is still recovering from an ankle problem and Giles Barnes and Chris Porter are long term recoveries."


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