Derby have been handed a potential injury boost ahead of their upcoming League One clash against Wanderers.

The Rams make the trip to the University of Bolton Stadium on Tuesday, December 27 in front of the TV cameras.

Ahead of the game, West Ham loanee Joseph Anang has returned to training after a spell on the sidelines.

The goalkeeper suffered a broken bone in his arm shortly after his arrival at Pride Park and is yet to make a competitive appearance.

But the 22-year-old – who also had stints at Stevenage and St Patricks’ Athletic - has now been pictured training on the club’s official Twitter account.

Anang has previously featured for West Ham Under-21 side in the Papa Johns Trophy and also represented the England Under-20 side against Iceland back in 2019.

Joe Wildsmith has been the Rams’ main goalkeeper this season, having joined the club over the summer following his departure from Sheffield Wednesday.

The 26-year-old has impressed over the past few months, keeping nine clean sheets in the league – a total only David Stockdale can better at this stage.

Derby are currently sixth in the League One table – just a point behind Wanderers – as they aim to win promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Paul Warne’s side enter the game on the back of an emphatic 4-0 win against Forest Green, with David McGoldrick scoring a hat trick. 

The Rams are unbeaten in their last eight league matches in total, with their last defeat coming against Ipswich on October 21.

Wanderers haven’t faced Derby in the league since April 2019. The East Midlands club ran out 4-0 winners after a brilliant display by current England star Mason Mount.

The Whites’ last win in the fixture came several months prior when Craig Noone got the decisive goal at the UniBol.

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