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Derby name unchanged eleven for Wembley final


#DCFC starting XI Vs #QPR: Grant, Wisdom, Buxton, Keogh (C), Forsyth, Thorne, Hughes, Hendrick, Russell, Ward, Martin #PlayOffFinal


#DCFC substitutes Vs #QPR: Legzdins, Bryson, Sammon, Bamford, Whitbread, Dawkins, Eustace #BePartOfIt #PlayOffFinal

Derby County have named the same starting eleven for today's Wembley clash as they did for the second-leg of their play-off semi-final against Brighton.

The Rams team sees young maestro Will Hughes keep his place in midfield, whilst fans will also be pleased to hear Craig Bryson is fit again.

The influential Scotsman is on the bench and is available if boss Steve McClaren needs him to make an impact.


1D star tweets good luck message to Derby County

Derby County's most famous fan has tweeted a message of support to the Rams ahead of their showdown with QPR at Wembley.

Niall Horan from One Direction has always supported Derby County.


HUGE goodluck to @dcfcofficial today in the play-off final ! Gutted I can't be there ! My father is going though! #COYR #WembleyRams


It's been a while since we were in the premiership! Last play off final we were in was an incredible day


Niall and some of his One Direction bandmates are in Glasgow today but will head to Leicester's King Power Stadium on Monday for a charity football match.

The day has arrived: Derby County vs QPR

The Championship play-off final kicks off at 3pm today and will see Derby head coach Steve McClaren back on the Wembley touchline for the first time since the 3-2 defeat to Croatia in November 2007 which cost him his job as England manager.

"I'm totally focused on the game and our opponents QPR. If I'm thinking about that [the Croatia game] I shouldn't be there."

In a twist of fate, it was his opposite number at QPR, Harry Redknapp, who gave him a route back into English football last summer with a coaching job at Loftus Road.

Here's everything you need to know about today's game.

It's play-off final day - Derby vs QPR

Wembley hosts the Play-off final between Derby County and QPR Credit: PA

Wembley awaits Derby County and QPR fans today as the teams go head-to-head this afternoon for a place in the Premier League.

Kick off is at 3pm and pubs back home in Derby will be brimming with fans hoping to witness history.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

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