Three reasons Derby will keep their play-off hopes alive with win vs. Brentford

Derby County will look to keep their faint Championship play-off hopes alive when they face Brentford at Griffin Park on Good Friday.

Rams manager Gary Rowett has made a good start after being appointed as Steve McClaren’s successor last month and he has taken the club to within seven points of sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday in the standings.

However, the Midlands outfit are running out of time to snatch a top six spot with just five league fixtures of the season remaining.

Last weekend they beat the 43-year-old’s former side Birmingham City 2-1 at St Andrew’s, with Tom Ince’s injury-time winner keeping their play-off dream alive.

They are again on the road this weekend when they come up against the Bees, who are just four places and six points behind County in the table.

Here are THREE reasons Derby will continue their late play-off push with a win against Brentford on Friday…