McGoldrick joined Town in January on a maximum 93-day deal from Nottingham Forest with a view to a permanent switch in the summer - a move which is still set to go ahead.
However, his loan arrangement expires after the trip to Pride Park, when the striker will briefly return to Forest.
McGoldrick is one of a handful of players pushing for a recall to manager Mick McCarthy's starting XI.
Having bagged a brace in the 3-0 victory over Leeds last Saturday, McGoldrick was rested to the bench for Monday's goalless draw at Millwall as McCarthy rang the changes, also leaving out Jay Tabb, Carlos Edwards, Daryl Murphy and Andy Drury.
Each of the quintet will be aiming to return to the fold at Derby, where boss McCarthy is not expected to have any new injury or suspension concerns.