Date: 21st February 2018 at 5:53pm
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Derby midfielder Jamie Hanson has been ruled out of the clash against Leeds United at Pride Park on Wednesday night, according to a report.

Sky Sports claims that Hanson, 21, will be sidelined for the fixture with a groin injury while striker Sam Winnall will also miss the Championship fixture.

It is understood that goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell is back in training after suffering a broken finger, but it does not appear as though he will be breaking into the first-team any time soon.

Hanson has made just one appearance for Derby this season in the FA Cup Third Round defeat away at Manchester United last month.

The central midfielder has not played for the Rams in the Championship since the 1-0 defeat to Leeds at Elland Road last January.

He was sent out on loan to Wigan for the second half of the 2016/17 season.

Hanson is an extremely versatile player.

The former England Under-20s international is natual in the centre of midfield but can also play on the wings or in both left and right full-back slots.

Derby go into their clash against Leeds on Wednesday night knowing that a win can see them move up to third in the table, leapfrogging Aston Villa after they were held to a 1-1 draw against Preston on Tuesday.

In other Leeds United news, this summer signing has confirmed that he has jetted out to the Middle East.

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