NUMBERS ADD UP FOR STEVE
STEVE McClaren is renowned for his 4-3-3 formation since returning to Derby but he’s excited by a recent switch to 4-2-3-1.
McClaren has experimented with the new style, employing it in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Barnsley and the midweek draw against Preston, and is pleased with the results.
“The big difference we have noticed is that we are getting crosses into the box and we are getting about three or four bodies in the box,” he said.
“We still have to put the ball in the net but it gives us more opportunities to do that. We have also controlled the games quite well.”