Speaking to ITV News Central after the final at Wembley, Derby County striker Chris Martin says the club will now focus on next season.
Steve McClaren has galvanised the club and we've taken a big step this season. The dressing room's gutted but we have a young squad and we will push on next season.
Derby County fans have talked about their pride and their faith in Steve McClaren after losing out on a place in the Premie League to QPR.
Fans were watching the game at the Coach and Horses pub in Chester Green and - despite their disappointment - say they are looking forward to a full season under the former England boss next year.
This was the reaction of fans back in Derby when QPR scored their late winner!
They say it is a disappointing end to what has been an otherwise winning season. The Rams were top scorers in the Championship and achieved their highest finish for seven years.
Despite missing out on a place in the Premier League, fans at the Coach and Horses pub in Chester Green said they are proud of their team's performance under Steve McClaren.
One Direction's Niall Horan, Mansfield Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and comedian Dara O'Briain are among hundreds of people expressing their 'heartbreak' after Derby County lost the Championship play-off final against QPR.
Oh, that's heartbreaking for poor Derby.
Derby County fans have taken to Twitter, expressing their sorrow at missing out on the Premier League and pledging their continuing support for the club.
so gutted, so proud to be a derby fan though! Seasons been amazing, least we still get to see the faces when we beat forest again #5-0 ????
Absolutely gutted ? but still end the season with such pride! It's incredible that we got to wembley. Bring on next season, YOU ARE MY DERBY
Derby County have lost the Championship play-off final at Wembley after conceding in the 90th minute of the game.
Bobby Zamora '£120m strike' - owing to the amount of money to be gained by achieving promotion to the Premier League - was QPR's only shot on target in the entire match.
But that goal proved enough to settle the encounter in the cruelest fashion for Derby's fans and players, who will now face another year in the second tier of English football.
Steve McClaren's men had the better of the second half after QPR were reduced to ten men when Garry O'Neil brought down Johnny Russell to deny him a clear chance on goal.
But it was QPR fans and players who were left celebrating at the final whistle, as they look forward to the riches of the Premier League next season.
A late goal from Bobby Zamora saw ten-man Queens Park Rangers win the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
The 1-0 victory over Derby County sends Harry Redknapp's side back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, despite Gary O'Neil's second-half red card.
Derby County have conceded a late goal against QPR in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
The Rams are now 1-0 down thanks to a late Bobby Zamora strike and will face another season in the second tier of English football unless they can find an equaliser with thirty seconds to go.
Derby County have forced QPR's Rob Green into making a number of saves as the Championship play-off final heats up.
Having gone down to ten men, QPR have been soaking up the pressure, as the Rams are threatening with balls into the box and shots on goal.
More to follow...