Shaun Barker leads injured Derby County quartet back into action

Shaun Barker
Barker has had much of his Rams career affected by injury

Derby County captain Shaun Barker is set to make his long-awaited return from injury in Wednesday's reserve game against Sheffield United.

The 29-year-old centre-half has not played since April after having knee surgery to cure a persistent injury and his comeback has twice been delayed.

Midfielder Paul Green, who has also been out for seven months with a knee injury, is set to feature as well.

And defender Chris Riggott is in line to return following a calf injury.

Riggott played 45 minutes in pre-season after signing a one-year deal to return to Pride Park, but has not played since.