Three reasons Derby County’s play-off dream will come to an end vs. Fulham

Derby County manager Gary Rowett will know that his side must take all three points to keep their play-off dream alive when they host sixth-placed Fulham on Tuesday night.

The 10th-placed Rams moved to within eight points of the top six with a 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Friday night, and they know that they could conceivably close that gap to just five points with victory at the Pride Park Stadium.

Of course, that would rely on an out-of-form Sheffield Wednesday – who are one point adrift of the Cottagers – slipping up at already-relegated Rotherham United too.

While Rowett’s men will be in confident mood following their victory against QPR, Slavisa Jokanovic’s side are certainly no pushovers themselves and they fully deserve their spot in the top six after some fantastic performances this season.

Here are three reasons Derby’s play-off dream will come to a premature end against Fulham…