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Get him in the team, Martin! There's no stopping Jeff Hendrick at the minute

The midfielder scored twice for high-flying Derby this afternoon.

WITH INJURIES LEAVING Martin O’Neill’s midfield resources threadbare for next week’s crunch game in Glasgow, Jeff Hendrick is doing his case for inclusion no harm as he continues is fine form for Derby.

The midfielder scored twice against Wolves this afternoon as the Rams romped to a 5-0 victory. The win moves Steve McClaren’s side to the top of the Championship standings.

Hendrick started last month’s win over Gibraltar and provided the assist for John O’Shea’s equaliser in Gelsenkirchen after coming on a second-half substitute.

With Wes Hoolahan already ruled out, Darron Gibson struggling for fitness and Glenn Whelan unlikely to recover from a broken leg in time, O’Neill could do worse than selecting Hendrick in the engine room for the Group D qualifier in Glasgow.

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Hendrick second goal

The 22-year-old has now scored five goals this term for Derby.

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