Derby County to host West Brom in pre-season friendly

Derby County will play West Bromwich Albion in a pre-season friendly at Pride Park on 27 July.

The Baggies snatched a thrilling point against Manchester United on the final day of the season to finish eighth in the Premier League table.

The game will be Derby's fifth and final friendly before the start of their Championship campaign - and their only match at home.

Rams manager Nigel Clough said: "They will provide us with a stern test."

He added: "We're delighted that Steve Clarke and his Albion side will be heading to Pride Park. It will be ideal in our preparations for the new season"

Derby kick-off pre-season with a trip to League of Ireland Premier Division side Bohemians on 13 July before matches at Port Vale, Bristol Rovers and neighbours Burton Albion.