Grimsby V Derby at Blundell Park : Match Preview

21 August 2017
Mariner Sam Jones banned for rearranged cup meeting with Derby

Sam Jones starts a three-game ban and misses Grimsby's rescheduled Carabao Cup first-round tie with Derby.

The original game was abandoned two weeks ago after 19 minutes because of a waterlogged surface, with Derby leading 1-0.

Jones was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident in Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Stevenage, but midfielder James Berrett is available following a one-match suspension.

Tom Bolarinwa and Harry Cardwell could also start after Mariners boss Russell Slade reacted to the Stevenage defeat by calling in his players for extra training.

Derby boss Gary Rowett will make changes, having swapped eight players for the original tie.

One of the changes will see Craig Forsyth replace Marcus Olsson at left-back. Forsyth started the first two league matches following a lengthy injury absence but he was rested against Preston and Bolton.

Tom Lawrence could make his full debut after making his first appearance for the club as a second-half substitute at the weekend.

Jason Shackell might be involved after playing an hour for the under-23s last week as he builds up his fitness following a back injury.