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Ted Mcminn Charity game - Rangers
HERO IGOR TO RETURN FOR TED
Derby County's inspirational Premiership captain Igor Stimac will pull on a Rams shirt once again next May when he turns out at Pride Park Stadium for Ted McMinn's benefit match.
The match, on May 1, will feature a Glasgow Rangers 'Nine-In-A-Row' team against a Derby County select side including Rams heroes and guest star players.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday (9 November) from 9am at the Pride Park ticket office or by calling 0870 444 1884.
Former Derby favourites already confirmed include Kevin Hector, Peter Shilton, Mark Wright and Roger Davies. Now Igor, recognised as one of the most influential Rams players in 20 years and a major part of the club's successful Premiership promotion, has added his name to the teamsheet as part of the side to be managed by ex-Rams boss Arthur Cox.
Ally McCoist will feature for Rangers, alongside a host of players who formed part of the historic record-equalling nine-in-a-row Scottish Championship side which won consecutive titles from 1988-89 to 1996-97, including Brian Laudrup, Chris Woods and Andy Gorham.
More Rams and Rangers star names are due to be confirmed over the coming weeks.
Igor, who returned home to Croatia after a spell with West Ham, said: "I am really looking forward to catching up with Derby County fans and my friends from the club. I spent four wonderful years with the Rams and have some special memories from my time in Derby."
Forty-three-year-old Ted, known affectionately to Rams fans as the Tin Man, was a popular player during his five-year spell with the club. He made 137 starts with a further 16 appearances as a substitute after joining Derby in February 1988 from Seville, and added 14 goals.
Ted has lived in Derby for the past 18 years and now works as a football pundit and co-commentator for BBC Radio Derby. He is currently recovering from a major operation which saw the removal of his right leg four inches below the knee.
The match will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1, with a 3pm kick-off. Tickets will be priced at £10 for adults and £5 for supporters aged 16 and under and 60 and over. Corporate boxes and other banqueting packages are available, starting at £65 per head. For corporate package details call 0870 444 1884.
Derby County has teamed up with Glasgow Rangers, who will be selling tickets from their Ibrox Stadium box office. The match is attracting considerable interest in Scotland so Rams fans are being encouraged to book early to ensure a strong show of local support.
Ted said: "The response from players and fans has been overwhelming and I am delighted so many Rams and Rangers heroes have agreed to play. The support for this match has been incredible and it should be a terrific day."
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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